Here is what you need to know about School Choice in Arizona.
Earlier this year, Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill that opens up the nation’s biggest scholarship initiative that will bring school choice to over 1.1 Million students across the state. The program is called ESA, which stands for Empowerment Scholarship Accounts. Through ESA, Arizona students whose families participate will receive more than 6,500 dollars so they can choose which school they want to attend.
Governor Ducey stated, “Our kids will no longer be stuck in under-performing schools. We’re unlocking their educational potential and advancing a bold new era of learning opportunities. Parents and teachers know there is no one-size-fits-all model to education. Kids and families should be able to access the school or learning program that best fits their unique needs — regardless of income or where they live. In Arizona, we’re making sure they have that choice.”
Those in opposition to this bill believe that this will hurt public schools while bringing more resources to charters.
You can read more about this new bill at the link below
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