"Education Savings Accounts and Improving Oklahoma Student Achievement" by Jonathan Butcher gives an overview of Arizona's pioneering efforts with ESAs and the benefits to Oklahoma of creating its own ESA.program. Summary
1889's Papers on Educational Choice
Educational Choice allows parents to make choices for their children's educations rather than relying on the hope that the traditional education monopoly of forcing children to attend schools according to where they live will benefit all children equally. With the introduction of choice, competition is likely to increase both quality and efficiency in publicly funded education.
"A Truly Universal Education Savings Account Proposal, Including Fiscal Implications" by Byron Schlomach and Vance H. Fried proposes a $4,500 ESA for every school-age child in Oklahoma that parents can supplement. It recommends specifics of what purchases are allowable under an ESA. It discusses how the program would be funded, how it would be administered, and academic accountability. Summary
Education Savings Accounts give parents the choice of how to educate their child at a significantly lower cost to the taxpayer.
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