Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Public Funds for Public Schools Act Background

Nov 7, 2017

The Public Funds for Public Schools Act would close a tax loophole that allows wealthy donors to turn a profit on donations to private school voucher organizations. Each year, wealthy donors in 18 states across the country claim tax credits for donations that go to private, often unaccredited schools, diverting over $1 billion away from the public school system. At a time when federal resources for education are limited, we must ensure our tax code doesn’t incentivize the diversion of federal dollars from public schools and allow the wealthy to benefit at the cost of everyone else.