Both tax credit and voucher programs are school choice options for Georgia. The Georgia Constitution contains a Blaine Amendment, but it also contains an education provision (Article VIII, Section 7, Paragraph 1) that explicitly authorizes the General Assembly to provide grants and scholarships to students and parents for educational purposes, such as those of voucher programs. As of press time, an unsuccessful challenge to the Qualified Education Expense Tax Credit program is on appeal to the Georgia Supreme Court.
Model Legislation: Education Savings Account, Parental Choice Scholarship Program (Universal Eligibility), Parental Choice Scholarship Program (Means-Tested Eligibility), Special Needs Scholarship Program, Foster Child Scholarship Program, Autism Scholarship, Great Schools Tax Credit Program, Family Education Tax Credit Program
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