In 2014, we calculated the cumulative savings generated by America’s K–12 school voucher programs over two decades—$1.7 billion. This year, we continued that study by doing the same for seven states’ tax-credit scholarship programs, which cover 93 percent of total scholarships awarded to date. These types of school choice programs differ from school vouchers in […]
In this follow-up study, authors examine more data from Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program, an education savings account (ESA) program. The program allows families to spend their education dollars on a variety of options, including private tutoring, learning therapies, and more. The Education Debit Card II: What Arizona Parents Purchase with Education Savings Accounts reveals ESA families’ expenditures now and how spending trends have changed since our last report.
Wondering how education savings accounts (ESAs) work in Arizona? This video offers a quick and simple explanation of how ESAs work in general. Learn where ESA funding comes from, how parents use ESAs and how kids benefit from this innovative educational option.