New Report Introduces Three Innovative Parent Tools to Optimize Education Savings Accounts (ESAs)
18 States Introduced ESA Legislation in 2016
Arlington, VA (May 18, 2016)— Three tools– peer reviews, branding, and consumer reports—are resources parents can use to optimize ESAs, according to a new report released by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The report, The 21st Century Education Savings Accounts: Peer Reviews, Branding and Consumer Reports as Parent Tools, identifies 23 states that introduced or currently maintain ESA legislation in 2016.
“ESA programs are gaining momentum in the states because of the individualized education parents are able to provide for their children,” said Inez Feltscher, report author and director of the ALEC Task Force on Education and Workforce Development. “Over the next several years, these programs will continue to gain popularity because of their success and overall benefit to each child. These programs have the potential to transform the education system as we know it.”
To download a copy of The 21st Education Savings Accounts, visit https://www.alec.org/publication/21st-century-esa/