The first part of this brief presents a detailed description of Rhode Island’s Corporate Scholarship Tax Credit (CSTC) program, summarizing the key institutional features of the program. The second part of the brief extracts lessons learned from Rhode Island’s tax credit program and assesses the possibility of the adoption of a similar tax credit funded scholarship program in Massachusetts.
About Matthew Steinberg
Matthew P. Steinberg is a fourth year doctoral student at the Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago and an Institute of Education Sciences Pre-Doctoral Fellow with the University of Chicago Committee on Education. Matthew received his BA with high distinction in Economics and Sociology from the University of Virginia and a Masters in Public Affairs from the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previously, Matthew has been an investment banker and a New York City Teaching Fellow, having taught 5th grade for three years in a low-income New York City community. During his tenure as a teacher, Matthew completed a MSEd. with graduation honors in elementary education from the City College of New York and founded a non-profit tutoring company which provided individualized tutoring services to low-income students.