Tax breaks and inclusion in public school activities are two very heated topics in the homeschooling community. “It’s not fair that we don’t use the public schools, so we should get a tax break,” it is argued. “We pay taxes, so our kids should be included in the public school activities such as sports and chess club,” they say.
In CA, we get neither. There might be a few districts here and there that offer public school services to private school kids. But overall, if you don’t go to a school, you don’t get services. And tax breaks? Ha! The schools need as much money as they can possibly get.
There are many reasons why it’s not a good idea to ask for services from the local school, or for tax breaks, especially by trying to get a law passed. An example of what happens when we ask for more freebies from the school system, is a proposed law in NJ.
Now, being that I’m not in NJ, I have no direct knowledge of how this came about other than here-say. The birdies are saying that this bill is directly correlated to public school services.
Are you in NJ? What’s your take on it. Got any links to commentary and discussion about this?