Heart of Choice

A parent’s story: A trifecta of gratitude for Louisiana’s state scholarship program

Editor’s note: This first-person essay from Louisiana mother Sheila Offord was adapted from the American Federation for Children’s Voices for Choice website. I am fortunate, thanks to the Louisiana Scholarship program, that my three daughters attend Family Worship Christian Academy in Opelousas. Shyra is in fifth grade, Saige is in[Read More…]

A parent’s story: How a Georgia tax credit scholarship changed my grandson’s life

Editor’s note: This first-person essay from Georgia grandmother Martha Megahee was adapted from the American Federation for Children’s Voices for Choice website. My grandson Grayson has attended the Academy of Innovation in Gainesville, Georgia, since he was 8 years old. The academy is a private school that helps children like[Read More…]

A parent’s story: An education savings account made all the difference for my son

Editor’s note: This first-person essay from Arizona mother Cassandra Pacheco was adapted from the American Federation for Children’s Voices for Choice website. When my child started kindergarten, I noticed he did some things differently from his classmates. He didn’t like to communicate with them, or with his teachers. He hid under[Read More…]

A parent’s story: Grateful for nurturing school for children with special needs and tax credit scholarship program

Editor’s note: This first-person essay from Georgia mother Karen Robins was adapted from the American Federation for Children’s Voices for Choice website. My name is Karen Robins, and my son Ryan struggles with dyscalculia, or math dyslexia. It affects his ability to understand numbers – in dates, when telling time, when[Read More…]

From homesteading to homeschooling: How one northeast Missouri family is blazing its own trail

Editor’s note: This feature story appeared Tuesday on The Lion, a publication of the Herzog Foundation. Shannon Slee may not have known she would end up being a homeschooling, homesteading mom of five children – but she did know that her family someday would look different from the cultural norm.[Read More…]

Dreams of owning a home, quality schools come true thanks to education choice scholarship

Editor’s note: You can listen to a podcast reimaginED Senior Writer Lisa Buie recorded with Juliette Harrell at https://www.reimaginedonline.org/2021/09/podcasted-formerly-homeless-family-finds-a-lifeline-in-education-choice-scholarships/. Juliette Harrell was 17 when she told her mom she was pregnant. She was promptly kicked out of her house. A single mother herself, Juliette’s mom painted a bitter picture of[Read More…]

This is why education choice is so important in Utah

Editor’s note: This essay from Britney Mendel, a mother of three living in Herriman, Utah, appeared last week on deseret.com. My family has three boys. All very different. All with different learning styles. Our two oldest attended a public charter school for several years. It was a pretty good fit[Read More…]