Back in my university days, a number of us fancied a libertarian concept known as “tax credits for education”. The idea seemed so simple. Parents pay taxes for the public education system; middle- and lower-income parents have little or no money left over to choose the private school option. Why not give them a tax credit, letting them vote their dollars to the school that best achieves their educational goals? But in 2010, nothing is ever so simple …
When we passed out the leaflets on campus, other students scowled at us like we were from Mars. Perhaps we were.
Today. our “idea from Mars” is federal law, as the IRS explains on their Education Credits web page.
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