Chariho School Parents’ Forum

February 12, 2009

A worthy cause

Filed under: School Choice — Editor @ 3:14 pm

From our friends at the RI Scholarship Alliance:

We need your help to protect an important education reform program in Rhode Island. Will you take three minutes today to contact Governor Carcieri and ask him to keep Rhode Island moving in the right direction when it comes to making sure that every child gets a quality education?


Click here to take action now.


Rhode Island has an innovative program that offers tax credits to businesses that get involved in helping improve education. Rhode Island ’s program provides an important incentive for companies that make donations so that low-income children can receive scholarships to attend better schools. This new program is modeled after successful programs in other states—programs that have been proven to save tax dollars while promoting student achievement.


Unfortunately, the Governor’s Strategic Tax Policy Workgroup has recommended the elimination of the Rhode Island Scholarship Tax Credit, as part of a recommendation to eliminate all tax credits. That’s why we need your help today!


Please, tell Governor Carcieri that this program is important to you!


Hundreds of students are provided with real school choice as a result of the Rhode Island Scholarship Tax Credit, which also promotes economic growth. At a time where our economy is in crisis, we must protect programs that keep jobs in Rhode Island and make sure that companies stay involved in promoting education reform.


Bill, thank you in advance for your help. And, of course, thank you for your membership in the School Choice Works coalition.



Andrew Campanella

Advocates for School Choice

Washington, D.C.


PS: It just takes three minutes to contact the Governor via the online advocacy center. Your help will make a huge difference. Click here to take action.


PPS: Bill, you can keep informed about Rhode Island education news by visiting the Web site of our allied organization, the Rhode Island Scholarship Alliance:


1 Comment »

  1. According to ProJo, a Cranston audit firm recommended “reducing the number of elementary school guidance counselors”. I can’t even figure out why we tolerate guidance counselors for students before 8th grade and in Cranston they have them for elementary children. Rhode Island must be the dumbest state in the country. Why do we tolerate nonsense like this?

    Comment by Curious Resident — February 16, 2009 @ 1:11 pm | Reply

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