Attributable to: Andrew Campanella, President and CEO, National School Choice Awareness Foundation
Today’s ruling by the West Virginia Supreme Court is a massive win for families. In creating the Hope Scholarship, West Virginia became the first state in the nation to pass a universal Education Savings Account program, meaning every child in the state qualified for flexible funding to help their parents choose the right school or learning environment for them.
This is the second time in the last month that we’ve seen a private school choice program overcome a barrier to educational opportunity – just a few weeks ago in Arizona, and now in West Virginia.
We’re living through a watershed moment for K-12 education in America. Parents want flexibility and options when it comes to their children’s education, and states are continuing to raise the bar in how much school choice they can offer families. I expect parents around the country to see news like this and ask themselves, “Why doesn’t my state offer more school choice?”