Education has the power to transform lives and communities. Let's provide all students in Utah the opportunity to discover, develop, and apply their unique talents. Every parent knows their child is unique, and it is time we have an education system that celebrates that reality.
The legislature should expand educational freedom for families through policies such as education scholarship account(ESAs), school-level financial control, and through funding students, not programs. These policies can offer families the opportunity to give their children access to educational environments that are better suited to unlock the unique potential of their children.
Families can use ESAs to pay for tuition and fees, online learning programs, tutoring, career and technical education training, and other state approved customized learning services and materials. Instead of a transparent process that evaluates and funds student needs, education funding is an opaque process that few understand, and even fewer find effective. It is time to update unfair and outdated funding systems that focus on everything except what kids need to succeed. Funding should be linked to the child and portable to the educational service of their choice.
It’s time to bring educational freedom to each and every child in Utah.
Tell your lawmaker that every child deserves access to an education that unleashes his or her potential!