Mount St. Mary Academy students had a unique opportunity to discuss the process of government when Assemblyman Robin Schimminger visited the school on Friday, April 25.
The visit was spurred by letters sent to Schimminger and other assemblymen by students enrolled in Mount St. Mary’s Participation in Government and AP Goverment classes. Students wrote to the assemblyman urging his support of the Invest in Education Tax Credit during the March session.
“The Invest in Education Tax Credit saves people money. It encourages charitable giving and helps to reimburse teachers who purchase their own classroom supplies,” said Schimminger.
Though the bill was defeated in the Assembly, Schimminger encouraged students to continue to use their voices on this issue and contact their representatives.
“As a product of Catholic education, I am a believer in its importance. This bill keeps Catholic education viable and affordable,” he continued.
Schimminger spoke to over 70 seniors in the form of a question and answer forum. Questions from students ranged from the difficulty of political life to the requirements of campaigning.
“We thank Assemblyman Schimminger for providing our students with an understanding that government works on their behalf and through their participation,” said Principal Dawn Riggie. “The Invest in Education Tax Credit directly affects their environment and it’s important for them to understand that their opinions are being heard.”
For additional information about the Invest in Education Tax Credit, visit http://www.investined.org/.