Education Savings Accounts

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Florida education choice expansion heads to full House

Editor’s note: This update appeared earlier today on A proposal that would make all Florida students eligible to receive taxpayer-backed school vouchers is headed to the full House, after getting some changes Friday. The Republican-controlled House Education Quality Subcommittee approved the proposal (HB 1) in a near party-line vote.[Read More…]

ESAs’ surge is decades in the making, and advocates are prepared for pushback

Editor’s note: This commentary from Adam Peshek, senior director and senior fellow at Stand Together Trust, appeared today on the Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s website. In the summer of 2015, I sat at my desk and Googled “health savings account providers.” At the time, I had been in states across[Read More…]

Nebraska needs to step up on school choice

Editor’s note: This commentary from Katie Linehan, national director of communications and marketing at the American Federation for Children, appeared Wednesday on Linehan’s mother, Nebraska state Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, is lead sponsor of the Opportunity Scholarships Act. This week, the Nebraska Legislature is debating a school choice bill that[Read More…]

Companion bills that would massively expand education choice in Florida win committee approvals

Historic legislation that would expand education choice in Florida got a big boost Wednesday as two committees approved House and Senate versions of bills that would allow every K-12 student in the state to be eligible for education savings accounts. Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Education voted 9-4,[Read More…]

Arkansas becomes fifth state with broad K-12 choice

The Arkansas House of Representatives passed SB 294, the Arkansas Learns Act, which has previously passed the Arkansas Senate. The bill will require Senate concurrence and then will be off to Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders. The bill will substantially increase public school teacher pay and create the Education Freedom Account[Read More…]

Private school voucher and charter-friendly bills sail through Tennessee Senate

Editor’s note: This article appeared Monday on The Tennessee Senate on Monday approved two Republican-sponsored bills that would expand and clarify eligibility for students to receive private school vouchers or enroll in charter schools. Both measures passed 27-5 along partisan lines and now await action in House committees. Sen.[Read More…]

School choice would benefit rural students in Wyoming

Editor’s note: This commentary from Jason Bedrick, a research fellow at the Center for Education Policy, and Matt Ladner, director of the Arizona Center for Student Opportunity at the Arizona Charter School Association and reimaginED executive editor, appeared Monday on The Heritage Foundation’s website. All children in Wyoming should have[Read More…]

Support for education savings accounts high in Buckeye State

A new poll of Ohio voters sponsored by education choice advocacy group Yes. Every Kid. shows support for education savings accounts by a nearly five-to-one margin. Close to two-thirds of respondents – 64% – support implementing the government-authorized savings account that would help families pay for education expenses from kindergarten[Read More…]