2011 a year of new laws and new lawsuits
Political and financial lessons from South Carolina
The administration’s support of school choice is praiseworthy, but a federal tax credit scholarship program poses a threat to education choice in the states and undermines conservative efforts to streamline the federal tax code.
Federal law now allows this but some states still have ambiguity in their laws.
Federal influence on State Education Agencies
Parental choice in education has seen great success, and stories of students’ changed lives and parents’ and policymakers’ acts of courage are all around us.
Instead of continuing with a complex and ineffective maze of Title I regulations, states should have the opportunity to let parents decide how to use Title I dollars.
Education Savings Accounts have gained popularity among supporters of parental choices in education, and lawmakers in four other states have enacted laws similar to Arizona’s since 2011.
In Arizona, families use ESAs to access a variety of learning opportunities for their children.
Some 3,000 students in Arizona and Florida are now using education savings accounts, more than half of them children with special needs.
In survey results that the Friedman Foundation released today, evidence indicates that parents using education savings account are very satisfied with their new options.