Checker weighs in on tax break for home schoolers

Amy Fagan

Today's NY Times Room for Debate poses the question, Do Home Schoolers Deserve a Tax Break? The question explores one of the proposals of the new Republicans in Congress ? give parents in every state tax credits if their children are home-schooled. The discussion includes thoughts from various experts, including our own Chester Finn. What does Checker say about the matter? Well, in a nutshell his answer is ?Yes, but Tests Are Necessary.? He says it is reasonable for the government to offset some of the costs of home schooling, much like is done with childcare. But home-schooled students should have to take state tests, in return for the financial help, he says. Check out the discussion to read his explanation in full, along with those of other experts.

?Amy Fagan

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