Education Savings Accounts

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says fight isn’t over after House vote signaling opposition to school choice

Editor’s note: This article appeared last week on Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday he was not discouraged after the Texas House took a key vote rejecting one his highest priorities this legislative session. The House voted 86-52 on Thursday to amend the budget to ban state funding for “school[Read More…]

‘There’s a tug of war for your children’: Virginia Lt. Gov. calls for school choice

Editor’s note: This article appeared Monday on Virginia’s Virginia Lt. Governor Winsome Earle-Sears renewed her call for school choice after Virginia’s Advanced Placement ranking dropped from ninth in the nation in 2021 to eleventh in 2022. In 2015, Virginia ranked in third place. “This is very disheartening information, and[Read More…]

podcastED: South Florida mom welcomes education savings account flexibility for two sons

On this episode, reimaginED senior writer Lisa Buie talks with Aimée Uriarte, a single parent whose two sons attend Christopher Columbus High School, an all-male Catholic school in Miami. Older son Sebastian, 17, receives a Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options, while his brother, Alejandro, 15, attends on a Family[Read More…]

Commentary: Florida budget needs a school choice guarantee

Editor’s note: This opinion piece from William Mattox, director of the J. Stanley Marshall Center for Educational Options at The James Madison Institute and a reimaginED guest blogger, appeared Monday on At a Miami education conference several years ago, I heard a comment every Florida legislator ought to hear[Read More…]

Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia making choice possible

Editor’s note: This article appeared last week on the When Tammie Tilson was growing up in Mt. Airy, her father insisted she attend a private Catholic school through eighth grade. After that, she could choose if she wanted to go to a public or private high school. She chose[Read More…]

South Florida Jewish day schools pledge support for tuition affordability, school choice

Editor’s note: This article appeared Tuesday on, the website of the Orthodox Union. You can read a story about Jewish day schools and education choice from reimaginED senior writer Lisa Buie here. Leaders from six Jewish day schools in South Florida recently convened to discuss the historic school choice[Read More…]

Young Florida artist blossoms with love of grandparents, help from education choice scholarship

PLANT CITY – Lilly Bowden flipped through her sketch pad and proudly showed off her work. There’s a fox on one page and a cat on another. A giraffe from the neck up and a mountain range in all its purple majesty. One drawing begins on one side of a page[Read More…]

No real education reform without school choice

Editor’s note: This commentary from Nathan Benefield, senior vice president of the Commonwealth Foundation, appeared Wednesday on Pittsburgh’s Flooding public schools with more money won’t deliver educational opportunity for every student. Equitable opportunity requires that every student has access to the educational environment that best meets their needs. And the[Read More…]