• Georgia’s Student Scholarship Organizations have diverted nearly $170 million in taxpayer funds to private schools over the last four years.
• At least 115 private schools participating in Georgia’s tax-funded scholarship program have explicit, severe anti-gay policies or belong to state and national private school associations that promote anti-gay policies and practices among their members.
• Two of the seven organizations that the State of Georgia authorizes by law to accredit private schools – and, thereby, allow the schools and their students to become eligible for tax-funded support – advance anti-gay policies among their member schools.
• The following companies have been publicly identified as supporting SSOs that provide taxpayer funds to anti-gay schools: BP, Home Depot, CIBAVision, Walgreens, Waste Management, and Newell/Rubbermaid.
Source: Georgia’s Tax Dollars Help Finance Private Schools with Severe Anti-Gay Policies, Practices, & Teachings – Southern Education Foundation report, January 2013