Education Savings Accounts

Religious virtual schools in Florida hoping to reap benefits of HB1

When Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed HB 1 into law, he praised it as “the largest expansion of education choice not only in this state but in the history of these United States.” During committee hearings, lawmakers called it “transformational.” The sweeping legislation extended eligibility for the Sunshine State’s 20-year-old[Read More…]

How choice navigators at education nonprofit are helping families with ‘decision fatigue’

School choice means options and opportunity. It also packs daunting responsibility for parents who want to do what’s best for their offspring but are uncertain where to turn. It’s one thing to send the kids off to the neighborhood public school, attend the occasional PTA meeting and otherwise hope for[Read More…]

Calculator > brown paper breathing bag

Last week saw some excitement in Arizona political circles as the Arizona Department of Education estimated 2024 Empowerment Scholarship Enrollment at 100,000 students. Sadly, “some excitement” translated into absurd fear mongering predictions of financial ruin for Arizona. Allegedly, We.Are.All.GONNA.DIEEEEEEEE!!!!!! If Arizona choice opponents had done a bit of math, they[Read More…]

ESAs aren’t vouchers – and yes, Texans need them

Editor’s note: This commentary from Jonathan Butcher, Will Skillman senior fellow in education at The Heritage Foundation and a reimaginED guest blogger, and Mike Gonzalez, the foundation’s Angeles T. Arredondo E Pluribus Unum senior fellow, appeared Friday on   Will additional private education choices force a mass exodus from[Read More…]

School choice offers brighter future for North Carolina

Editor’s note: This commentary from John Hood, a board member at the John Locke Foundation, appeared Wednesday on The North Carolina General Assembly is about to make all children eligible for the state’s Opportunity Scholarship program. They won’t all receive the same amounts — poor and middle-income families will be[Read More…]

Democratizing school choice

Editor’s note: This commentary from Mike McShane, director of national research at EdChoice, appeared Wednesday on The great scholar of deregulation and later Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer told a (possibly apocryphal) story of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy. During the 1970s, Kennedy held numerous hearings about deregulating the airline industry,[Read More…]

Education freedom is a victory for Florida’s students and families; here’s what it means for you

Editor’s note: This commentary from Daniel Martnez, director of external affairs for Americans for Prosperity – Florida and a reimaginED guest blogger, is an exclusive to reimaginED. The 2023 legislative session was truly historic, marking the beginning of truly meaningful education choice for parents across the state. This will result[Read More…]

School choice chalking up more wins across country

Editor’s note: This commentary from Jason Bedrick, a research fellow with The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Education Policy, appeared Tuesday on The momentum for school choice is continuing to build nationwide. Eight states have enacted new education choice policies or have expanded existing ones so far this year, including Indiana, Montana,[Read More…]