In his proposed budget, New York Gov. George E. Pataki has earmarked $400 million for a plan to give $500 tax credits to parents making less than $90,000 in districts with at least one "needs improvement" school, so they can send their children to tutoring, after-school programs or private schools. Critics immediately termed the scheme a "backdoor" voucher program and noted that public schools instead need more resources.

Full Story:

Related Summaries