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New York Governor Supports Tax Credit Program

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is supporting a tax credit for private education. The tax credit is worth a total of $150 million, according to a report in The Buffalo News. State teachers unions oppose the measure and it’s still being debated in the legislature. The program allots $70 million for credits for families with annual incomes below $60,000 who send their children to private school. $50 million worth of tax credits would go to private donors funding private school scholarships....

Louisiana House Reaches Common Core Compromise

Lawmakers in the Louisiana House of Representatives came to a compromise on Common Core, according to an Associated Press report. Two separate bills have garnered support from the House as well as Gov. Bobby Jindal. The first bill would require a review of Common Core math and English standards. The second bill would stop the use of assessments developed by the Partnership for Assessment of College and Careers (PARCC) and next year’s tests can consist of a maximum of 49 percent PARCC test...

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