High quality educational opportunities should be available to all students. But not every child has access to the education they need to thrive. Education Scholarship Accounts change that.
ESA’s are flexible spending accounts that parents can use to pay for a number of education-related expenses outside of the public education system.
These accounts allow tax dollars to follow students and empower parents to make decisions about the best setting and services for their child. While Mississippi’s current system assumes that one size fits all and relies on zip codes to determine the right school for each child, ESA’s recognize that each student is unique and may be better served in another location or in a different way.
This bill proposes an ESA program that would:
- Give educational freedom to families who want it
- Target underserved students
- Save taxpayer dollars
- Place Mississippi on a path toward a higher quality education marketplace