Monday, October 30, 2006

Eliot sez he's for funding private schools

Gubernatorial hopeful Eliot Spitzer said yesterday he favors funneling more state cash to private schools.
Spitzer, speaking to Orthodox Jews at a Brooklyn yeshiva, said it is unjust that private schools educate 15% of the state's students but get only 1% of the education budget.

"We will work on that," promised Spitzer, a graduate of the prestigious and private Horace Mann High School in the Bronx.

The Democratic front-runner does not support vouchers - public funds that can be used to help pay tuition at private schools, his spokeswoman Christine Anderson said.

"He believes that measures such as the Child Tax Credit, which was enacted with his support last year, can provide relief for parents who choose to send their children to private school," she said.

The child tax credit gives parents up to $330 for each child between the ages of 4 and 17. The credit can be used to help offset private school tuition or paid tutoring programs.

It was Spitzer's opponent, Republican John Faso, who first sponsored the child tax credit legislation in 2001, when he was minority leader of the state Assembly.

"If elected, Eliot will explore the feasibility of expanding such programs," Anderson said.

Spitzer also said his top priority is making public schools more accountable and securing more funding for them.


Something tells me that Spitzer will not be funding Yeshiva Torah Temimah.


he won't be funding any of our Yeshivas. It was the Democrats that blocked Patakis Yeshiva Tax credits, So Spitzer is lying.

By the way I was at the breakfast and in the same sentence he said he will do everything to help the Yeshivas but only with the Constitution. That means in plain english I WON"T DO ANYTHING TO HELP YOU.

At the same Breakfast that Dov Hikind sponsored Jerry Nadler came out to bash Bush and the repoblicants. What a shame that Jerry represents us.



Spritzer will take back what we already have shame on you boro park fools


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