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Should Private School Parents Get a Tax Break? [POLL]

Tuition can be a big cost burden. Should the government share it?

For Brooklyn parents with kids in private school, tuition can become a huge burden. But is it right to give these parents who choose to place their kids in a certain school a tax break?

In the last week, New York has seen two proposals—from both sides of the aisle—to help ease the burden of paying private school tuition.

On Friday, U.S. Rep. Bob Turner, a Republican who represents parts of Brooklyn and Queens,

Earlier this week, —offering a tax credit to families or corporations who donated to charities that provide private school students with tuition funds.

With all this talk about private education, we want to know what you think.

Should private school parents, or those who donate to the charities that provide tuition, get a tax break for it? Or should private school be just that—private?

Let us know what you think. Vote in our poll below and share your thoughts in the comments.

Marisol Arce March 09, 2012 at 05:51 PM
YES YES YES!!! parents should get a tax break!
Andie September 23, 2012 at 01:38 AM
Yes they should get a tax break! The people who can afford to send their kids to private schools are already paying enough taxes so that 47% of our wonderful population does not have to pay any taxes. I teach in the public school system and I am certainly not rich, but I will NOT be putting my child through public school. Our public education system is falling apart. Why? Because our government cannot run anything properly. Privatize all schools and fund scholarships for students who WANT to be there and are willing to work for it. We waste so much money so that students who have absolutely no desire whatsoever to be in school can can take Algebra for a third or fourth time and then don't have enough teachers to teach a calculus class for the kids who want to be educated and work hard.
Tony Chliek September 23, 2012 at 01:53 AM
Private school is your choice, but I resent paying for that and public school too. Take the public school or you're you're on your own.
BRADY September 23, 2012 at 03:28 PM
with all this talk i'm surprised no one brought up charter schools, which are nothing more than taxpayer funded private schools,hey got a troubled low preforming public school, close it, open a charter school in it's place.but tell me where do most of the children go since charter schools once open ,get to pick and choose who gets in
kwills October 05, 2012 at 03:41 AM
Well I guess that would make you one more person without a job if we all thought like that.

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