December 4, 2013

Heritage Foundation experts Lindsey Burke and Brittany Corona explain the value of Education Savings Accounts, which are being pioneered in Arizona as a new way for parents to fund their child’s education.

Families can use ESAs to pay for private school tuition, online learning and private tutoring. Parents are even able to roll over unused funds from year to year, and can even roll those funds into a college savings account.

Early data from Arizona show that not only are parents considering opportunity costs — whether they’re getting good value for their education spending — they’re also seizing the opportunity to tailor their child’s educational experience.

This is an important innovation that puts parents, not bureaucrats, in charge of education spending. A recent in-depth Heritage report explains how states can set up Education Savings Accounts.

Do you think parents should have more control over how education funds are spent?

Comments (3)

Lloyd Smith - December 5, 2013

Absolutely. This is a parent responsibility, and should not be federally mandated.

Tedd - December 5, 2013

This would be awesome if our country wasn’t already too far gone to be fixed. This should have been done while there was still time. Great thought though.

Phil and Evelyn Clark - December 6, 2013

Families should take an interest in their children’s education. Discipline starts in the home. How can one teach a child that has no discipline. The schools hands are tied if the parents will not let the school discipline their children. Respect should be shown all adults and children. Our children are our responsibility not the governments. The government should have no authority over our children. Parents should be looking at the curriculum as well to see what their children are being taught. They might not like what they see.

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