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October 7, 2016

Assembly GOP to Consider Education Savings Accounts Which Will Include Private School Tuition

Filed under: Vouchers — millerlf @ 2:32 pm
Assembly GOP to Consider Education Savings Accounts
According to their recently released Forward Agenda, Assembly Republicans want to explore the concept of Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) under which taxpayer-funded grants would be given to parents in these accounts to use for education-related expenses, including private school tuition.

According to Molly Beck of the Wisconsin State Journal, similar savings accounts are used in five states — Arizona, Florida, Mississippi, Nevada and Tennessee. Typically these programs have income and other eligibility restrictions for participation. Nevada is the only state that has implemented a program that allows any parent — regardless of income or a child’s disability — to use the accounts provided their child has attended a public school for at least 100 days.

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