OK, don?t jump to conclusions.

I mean South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, a Republican, who is pushing a five-point plan for the 2005 legislature in Columbia called ?Contract for Change.? One plank is a proposed tuition-tax credit for families making less than $75,000 who incur expenses in educating their children in a non-public school, including at home, or who must pay the transportation costs of transferring a child to another public-school district. The credit can be taken against either property or income taxes.

With a GOP-controlled state legislature, this idea reportedly has a reasonable chance of passing in some form. The state?s public-school establishment is, however, organizing a massive lobbying effort against it and preparing a legal challenge if necessary.