Credit-worthy kids

by the Post Editorial Board

February 9, 2015

A Dominican honor student. A principal from a Harlem school serving poor kids. A Catholic teachers-union official. A parent who works with immigrant families.

These and other backers of a plan to boost funding for New York schools hiked up to Albany Monday to make their pitch.

They make a strong case.

The setting was a legislative hearing on Gov. Cuomo’s Education Investment Tax Credit. Taxpayers would get the credit for donating to public schools and to scholarship funds for kids from poor families looking to attend private or parochial school.

It’s backed by 112 groups, from the Policemen’s Benevolent Association to the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations. It’s a smart way to support alternatives to failing public schools for poor, and largely minority children.

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