Like a Laundromat for Tax Dollars

In episode #15, Have You Heard talks to tax policy expert Carl Davis about the scam known as tax credit scholarships or *neo vouchers*… 

In this episode of Have You Heard, we explore the the complex, controversial craze that’s sweeping the land: tax credit scholarships. These *neo-vouchers* send taxpayer dollars to private religious schools, while allowing wealthy donors and corporations to make money in the process. If it sounds rotten, that’s because it is, says tax policy expert Carl Davis. As Davis explains, tax credit scholarships have more in common with money laundering than with traditional charitable giving. And he instructs listeners on what to keep an eye on when one of these schemes pop up in your state. The full transcript of our interview is available here

If It Smells Like a Skunk…

Michigan officials have launched a bold and secret project known as Skunk Works to create “value schools.”

Someday, in our bold choice-tacular future, once-stifled students will be able to choose the educational option of their choice. Choice chosen, they will then swipe their EduCards to pay for 21st century skills building served up steaming and blended. And should they have any Edu Bucks left after choosing their choice, they can spring for extras like AP courses, athletics or super cool cyber courses. What’s that, you say? Such a choice-tacular future is already in the werks in none other than Michigan, USA? Why we must go there directly to smell the odeur de choix for ourselves… Continue reading →