Tax credits are California’s best option for school choice. Vouchers are problematic given California’s very restrictive interpretation of its Blaine Amendments. That interpretation prevents any public body from the state down to the local school board from allowing any public money from any source whatsoever to go to a religious or private school. California courts have explicitly rejected the distinction between aiding students versus aiding schools.

Model Legislation: Education Savings Account, Great Schools Tax Credit Program, Family Education Tax Credit Program