Credit to Stand for America – March 31, 2021
For more than a year, kids have suffered as teachers unions kept them out of classrooms. It should come as no surprise that parents took action. A staggering 500,000 students left the public school system last year. And thanks to state lawmakers, school choice is on the move across America.
In West Virginia, Republicans just passed the state’s first-ever school choice program that gives families the money and freedom to send their kids to non-public schools. This week, Kentucky’s GOP legislature overrode the Democrat governor’s veto to give scholarships to low- and middle-income families. Lawmakers in Arizona, Indiana, Missouri, Georgia, South Dakota, and Florida are also working to create or expand school choice programs.
The pandemic has shown that education dollars should follow the kids—not the schools. These states are giving families the freedom to choose the best way to educate their kids based on their individual needs. Other states should follow suit.