PRESS RELEASE: Heartland Institute Expert Reacts to Georgia Supreme Court Ruling on Tax-Credit Scholarships

Published June 27, 2017

On Monday, Georgia’s Supreme Court decided unanimously that tax-credit scholarships, funded by donations and given to students through nonprofit organizations, are a constitutional form of school choice.

The following statement from Lennie Jarratt, project manager for the Center for Transforming Education at The Heartland Institute–a free-market think tank–may be used for attribution. For more comments, refer to the contact information below. To book an interview with Jarratt, please contact Media Specialist Billy Aouste at [email protected] and 312/377-4000 or (cell) 847/445-7554.

“The Georgia Supreme Court unanimously ruled tax-credit scholarships are not state tax revenue and thus are not public funds. This ruling is common sense, affirming monies that never pass through government coffers are not government money. The ruling is also great news for parents and corporate donors who care deeply about education. They can rest assured of their right to willingly aid in the education of future generations.”

Lennie Jarratt
Project Manager, Education
The Heartland Institute
[email protected]