Arizona Republic Guest Editorial: How I'd reform private school tax credits

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Arizona’s general fund can no longer be the “cash cow” for private schools.

For nearly two decades, private school tax credits have existed within a system that lacks transparency and accountability. This has contributed to a growing funding problem facing Arizona’s public schools. At the same time, these private school tax credits are not helping the students they were designed to help. It will take legislative action to correct these issues.

The Arizona State Legislature created these private school tax credits and the organizations that manage them, called student tuition organizations (STO), almost 20 years ago to help financially disadvantaged students and students with special needs have access to more schools.

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