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To the editor:

When a public school student leaves to attend a local private or religious school, that public school loses thousands of dollars a year in its state subsidy. That loss of state funding may increase local public school taxes and/or increase the likelihood of that public school becoming a dumping ground for low-achieving students.

Do you think that giving public tax credits for donations to private schools is constitutionally legal? Yes or no?

As governor, would you support legislation that repeals public tax credits for those who make donations to local private or religious schools at the expense of local public schools? Yes or no?

David L. Faust