Tag: education savings accounts

South Carolina education choice bill reaches major milestone toward becoming law

After two decades of defeat, South Carolina education choice advocates claimed victory late Tuesday after the state House of Representatives passed its version of a bill that would give choice to low-income students, students with special needs, and military families. “This vote marks a major milestone on a 20-year journey[Read More…]

Education savings account allows student to gain independence one step at a time

Editor’s note: This student profile first appeared on Step Up For Students’ Marketing blog. Dylan Quessenberry was 15 when he walked up a flight of stairs for the first time. It was 20 steps, linking two floors at his school. But for Dylan, who has cerebral palsy, that staircase was[Read More…]

Texas governor calls for school choice for every child in Lone Star State

Editor’s note: This commentary from Lindsey Burke, director of The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Education Policy, and Jonathan Butcher, Will Skillman Fellow in Education at The Heritage Foundation and a reimaginED guest blogger, published Monday on dailysignal.com. The image of Lucy yanking away the football from Charlie Brown has been[Read More…]

Louisiana House passes education savings account bill for students with special needs

Editor’s note: This article appeared Thursday on thecentersquare.com. Legislation to create education savings accounts for students with exceptionalities passed the Louisiana House. Lawmakers voted 91-1 to approve House Bill 194, sponsored by Rep. Rhonda Butler, R-Ville Platte, to create state-funded ESAs for students with disabilities such as deafness, blindness, or[Read More…]

K-12 ‘deadweight loss’ falls mainly on the poor

Deadweight loss, also known as excess burden, is a cost to society created by market inefficiency. It occurs when supply and demand are out of equilibrium. Mainly used in economics, it can be applied to any deficiency caused by an inefficient allocation of resources. Here is how Wikipedia defines deadweight[Read More…]

More than 2,000 Hope Scholarships awarded in W.Va.

Editor’s note: This news story appeared Tuesday on West Virginia’s wchstv.com. With the deadline for applications approaching, more than 2,000 students in West Virginia have been awarded the Hope Scholarship education savings account for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, the state Treasurer’s Office said. The Hope Scholarship provides families with[Read More…]

Tennessee Legislature votes to expand education choice to students with dyslexia

About 36,000 more students in the Volunteer State could soon get access to education choice scholarships that will allow parents to customize their learning. The Tennessee General Assembly voted Monday to expand the state’s Individualized Education Account program to include students with dyslexia with the House of Representatives voting 69-21[Read More…]

Hope Scholarship has West Virginians imagining a brighter future

Imagination is a curious thing, something inborn, but sadly, for most adults, it fades over time. The ability for one to conceive of a different, better world becomes more difficult for adults as the reality of life, with all its setbacks and disappointments, settles in. This is especially true in[Read More…]