Three weeks ago, Heritage education expert Lindsey Burke testified before the Tennessee legislature about the benefits of education savings accounts.
And in a major victory for school choice, the state legislature passed a bill this week to create ESAs for students with special needs. The bill is now on its way to the desk of Gov. Bill Haslam.
ESAs allow parents to direct their child’s portion of education spending towards education options that meet their child’s needs. “They separate the financing of education from the delivery of services and empower families to choose which provider works best for their children,” Burke writes in The Daily Signal.
Twenty-two state legislatures are considering ESAs for the 2015 school year.
Do you think education dollars should follow the student, as ESAs allow?