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Colpa Welcomes Consideration of Tax-credit Plan

The National Commission on Law and Public Affairs (COLPA) welcomed today the consideration by the President’s Panel on Non-Public Education of a tax-credit plan to reimburse the parents of private-school pupils for their educational expenses. “Tax credits would alleviate the onerous financial burden of those parents whose children receive their secular education in parochial schools,” said COLPA president Julius Berman. He added that the concept of tax credits was “in complete accord” with the Supreme Court’s recent decisions reasserting the prohibition of “excessive government entanglement with religion.”