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Assemblyman Brandon Umba introduced legislation that would provide a gross income tax credit of up to $500 to taxpayers who utilize high-impact tutoring.
Bill A5481 aims to incentivize the use of tutoring as a tool for households to combat learning loss experienced during the pandemic, which has wiped away seven years of progress in English, math and science, according to a New Jersey Department of Education analysis.
“It is crucial that we provide students with the resources they need to succeed,” said Umba (R-Burlington). “High-impact tutoring has the potential to make a real difference in the lives of struggling students. Tax credits would incentivize parents to invest in their children’s education and would make this type of tutoring more widely available.”
“High-impact tutoring is proven to be an effective solution to this problem. Unlike traditional tutoring, which often focuses on homework help and basic subject knowledge, high-impact tutoring provides personalized and targeted support to students struggling with specific subjects. By focusing on the individual needs of each student, high-impact tutoring can help close the achievement gap and ensure that all students have an equal opportunity to succeed,” he continued.