Military personnel make many sacrifices for our country. But did you know one of the top problems that they report is inadequate education options for their children? All too often, our men and women in uniform are forced to decide between their military careers and their children’s future.
However, a recent proposal in the House and Senate seeks to alleviate this tension by offering education savings accounts to military-connected children. The new policy would allow parents to tailor their children’s education to their unique needs. These changes are imperative to ensure that the U.S. military remains an effective and ready fighting force.
On Tuesday, Heritage hosted a discussion between Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., who introduced a military ESA bill in the House, Thomas Spoehr, director of Heritage’s Center for National Defense, and Lindsey Burke, Ph.D., director of Heritage’s Center for Education Policy and the innovator of the military ESA concept. You can watch the event here or listen to the conversation on the Heritage Events podcast.
This event addressed school choice, but what other needs would you like to see addressed for our military and their families?