education savings account

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    Reason Foundation and Civitas Institute publish ESA study

    Dr. Corey DeAngelis, Director of School Choice, Reason Foundation, and the Civitas Institute just published a new study of North Carolina’s Education Savings Account (ESA) Program.  In “Funding Students Instead of Systems The Economic Impacts of Statewide Education Savings Accounts in North Carolina,” DeAngelis concludes, Applying cautious estimates from…
    Terry Stoops, October 8, 2020
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    EdChoice releases report: “Families’ Schooling Experiences in North Carolina”

    EdChoice just published a new report that examines North Carolina’s school choice programs by surveying K–12 parents in the state.  According to “Families’ Schooling Experiences in North Carolina,” Over 80 percent of Education Savings Account (ESA) parents and Opportunity Scholarship parents are satisfied with their respective school choice programs.
    Terry Stoops, September 17, 2020
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    Poll shows strong support for school choice in N.C.

    The Civitas Institute released a poll today that shows broad support for school choice among registered voters. How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Parents should have the ability to choose where their child attends school. Strongly Agree: 70% Somewhat Agree: 22%…
    Terry Stoops, January 23, 2019
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    ESAs will improve education for disabled students

    The News & Observer posted a moving video about a special needs child who hopes to benefit from an education savings account (ESA), a $9,000 account that parents of special needs children can use to pay for one or more qualifying education expenditures.  North Carolina’s ESA program will…
    Terry Stoops, February 1, 2018