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Resolution on Opposition to Tuition Tax Credits

1982 NCTE Annual Business Meeting in Washington, DC

Background

Proposed federal legislation allowing individuals to reduce their federal income tax payments to reflect amounts they paid for private schooling aroused concern among NCTE members. They pointed out that such tax credits would reduce per-pupil spending for public education, thus weakening public schools. Be it therefore

Resolution

Resolved, that in the face of threatened reduction of funding to the public schools through Congressional adoption of a tuition tax credit plan, the National Council of Teachers of English express to members of Congress its opposition to such a plan.

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