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ERIC Number: ED524998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct-4
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Education Savings Accounts: A Promising Way Forward on School Choice. WebMemo. No. 3382
Burke, Lindsey M.
Heritage Foundation
Across the country, states are enacting and expanding school choice options for families. This year alone, 12 states and the District of Columbia have implemented new school choice options for children or expanded existing options, leading The Wall Street Journal to label 2011 "The Year of School Choice." Among the many school choice advances in 2011 was the enactment of a revolutionary new option in Arizona: Education Savings Accounts (ESA). ESAs redirect a portion of the funding the state would have spent on a child in the public-school system to an education savings account, from which parents can then pay for private-school tuition and a variety of other educational options. Education Savings Accounts are an innovative new approach that many states could take to provide school choice options for families. This paper discusses the benefits of ESAs. (Contains 14 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Heritage Foundation
Identifiers - Location: Arizona