Expansive school choice bill to become law in Arizona
Legal Insurrection breaks the news that Governor Doug Ducey is poised to sign expansive school choice bill into law. In his State of the State speech Ducey challenged the Arizona legislature:
“This session, let’s expand school choice any way we can,” declared Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey in his State of the State address on Jan. 10, “Let’s think big and find more ways to get kids into the school of their parents’ choice. Send me the bills, and I’ll sign them.”
The Arizona Legislature on Friday night answered Ducey’s call, passing a bill to expand eligibility for the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (also known as education savings accounts or ESAs) to all K-12 students.
Once signed into law, Arizona will reclaim its title as the state with the “most expansive ESA” policy in the nation.
Empowerment Scholarship Accounts empower families with the freedom and flexibility to customize their child’s education. Arizona families can currently use ESAs to pay for private school tuition, tutoring, textbooks, homeschool curriculums, online courses, educational therapy, and more.
The ESAs are funded with 90% of the state portion of Arizona’s per-pupil funding, including the additional funds for students with special needs.
Gov. @DougDucey is poised to sign the first universal school choice legislation in the nation, which will give every family in Arizona $7,000 per child to attend any school of their choice.
Every red state in the country should follow his lead. pic.twitter.com/BsC5nbMnya
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) June 25, 2022
Not just every red state, every state. The initiative to get the California Choice on the ballot failed for the second time earlier this year. But they are not giving up, and neither should we. California children deserve a better future then being groomed as meat for sex predators, welfare roll participants and prison inmates.