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  • Oct 10 2013

Schooling Satisfaction

By Jonathan Butcher, Jason Bedrick, M.P.P.

This survey determines the demographics of Arizona ESA families, the levels of satisfaction parents have with the program, and which educational purchases they’ve been making.

What Will I Learn? Download Report

In this report, you will learn:

  • 1

    Overall Satisfaction

    The report surveys parents’ overall satisfaction with the ESA program, showing that all parents using the accounts were satisfied.
  • 2

    ESA Use

    How did Arizona parents use ESA funds? They reported using funds on a blend of private school tuition, homeschool curriculum, tutoring, education therapies, and textbooks.
  • 3

    Out-of-Pocket Spending

    Most parents reported additional out-of-pocket spending, though most spent less than $500 of their own money to supplement their ESA funds.
  • 4

    Specific Comments

    What, specifically, do parents like about ESAs? And what do they wish they could change? We gathered open-ended feedback from Arizona’s ESA parents.

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