In 2011, a tax-credit scholarship proposal was introduced in the state legislature. This would have allowed individuals and businesses to receive tax credits when donating to scholarship-giving nonprofits. The private school scholarships, provided by this proposal, would have only been available to only low-income families and students with special needs, in Connecticut. Ultimately the proposals never made it to the legislators or even the governor’s desk.
Educational Choice Programs
Currently no one is proposing an educational savings account. The Yankee Institute is promoting private school choice as a policy state lawmakers should consider. However, an organized effort to create a school choice program has yet to form in Connecticut.
For more information on policy change or to get involved in the school choice movement in Connecticut visit EdChoice.