Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) are funding breakthroughs that refocus education spending where it should be: on students. ESAs place educational choice back into the hands of parents and families, empowering them to decide what is best for their children creating an education plan that best serves their needs.
ESAs, as proposed in Senate Bill 2, allow families trapped in the bottom 15 percent of schools in the state to use a portion of the state’s per pupil education funding for expenses like private school tuition, tutoring, curriculum, and speech, occupational, or physical therapy services for students with special needs.
To no one’s surprise the usual suspects in the education establishment – especially the teachers’ unions – are against putting educational choices back in the hands of parents. Their opposition is ironic since ESAs will leave district schools with more funding per pupil. Here are the Top 10 Reasons to Support ESAs.