Ryan Reynolds

Minnesota considers tax credit for private school tuition

A national battle over education made its way to the Minnesota Capitol on Tuesday, as lawmakers considered a measure to extend an education tax credit to cover private school tuition payments.

The proposal would allow parents to include private school tuition payments when calculating an educational expenses tax credit. Supporters, including bill author Rep. Ron Kresha said it would give parents more options for educating their children. Opponents, including teachers union Education Minnesota, say it would sap resources from public schools.

Parents "may be able to give their kids an opportunity that they may not have sought," Kresha, a Republican from Little...