Which state education savings account proposal is best?
Idaho, Wyoming and Washington are now all considering proposals for an Education Savings Account (ESA) program. This education choice option has been shown effective in other states in increasing outcomes for all students - both those who take advantage of it, and those who stay in the traditional K-12 system.
But which state proposal is best? Here's a look:
Our analysis on the Idaho bill can be found here.
In Wyoming, legislators have already moved the legislation through one chamber.
In Washington, the Education Savings Account bill is scheduled for executive session on February 9th. Washington has the advantage as the only proposal - thus far - that contains extra assistance in an ESA for special needs children.