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    ESAs: What do North Carolinians think?

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education, Polling By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) are an increasingly popular tool for expanding educational opportunity.  Two states, Arizona and Florida, currently operate ESA programs. Three other states — Mississippi, Tennessee and Nevada recently approved laws to create ESA programs — while a number of other states are considering ESA legislation.  ESAs are funded by transferring a percentage […]

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    Nevada hits home run with ESA law

    Posted in Civitas Review, Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged , , ,

    Kudos to our friends in Nevada.  Yesterday the Silver State became the fifth state to approve Education Savings Accounts. The legislation is the first universal ESA program in the country.  The law provides children with special needs or who are from families with incomes less than 185 percent of the federal poverty level ($44,863 for […]

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    And then, there were four

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , , ,

    Last week Tennessee joined Florida, Mississippi and Arizona as states that have approved Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) ESAs  put parents in control over their child's education by giving parents control over how money is spent on education needs. The Tennessee bill, signed by Gov. Bill Haslam last week, allows students to pursue alternative educational avenues […]

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    Education Savings Accounts gain popularity

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) are sweeping the nation. The above map from a post by Adam Peshek of the Foundation for Excellence in Education. It shows 22 states pursuing  or considering ESAs in 2015. Currently only two states Arizona and Florida have ESA programs. ESAs take a percentage of the funds that otherwise would have […]

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    ESAs come to school reform discussion

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    You’ll probably be hearing a lot about Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) in the coming months.  If you’re interested in learning more about ESAs and why they are an attractive option for expanding parental choice in education, access the following: Education Savings Accounts can Give NC Parents More School Choices Jonathan Butcher of the Goldwater Institute […]

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