ESA Articles

Education Savings Accounts, also referred to as ESAs, are the next evolution in school choice. While they are new to New Hampshire, they are not new to other states.

Education Savings Accounts are funds that children receive to a designated account that are used for specified educational purposes. Approved uses may include online classes, tutoring, textbooks, AP classes, assessments, special-needs services, dual-enrollment courses, private school tuition, homeschool expenses, and other education-related fees. They benefit the most vulnerable in our communities — those of lower-economics means and children with special needs.

Below is a list of articles about Education Savings Accounts as well as Senate Bill 193.

 

General

EdChoice: What is an Education Savings Account
ExcelinEd: ESAs, read Education Savings Accounts: Giving Parents a Choice
US Congress Joint Economic Committee: The Fiscal Effect of Private-School Vouchers
EdChoice: Debunking Arguments Against School Choice – “Privitization” Drains Money from Already “Underfunded” Public Schools
School Choice for NH: Where are the Children
School Choice for NH: Accountability to Parents

 

NH Specific

EdChoice: Breaking Down New Hampshire’s ESA Bill, the Research and Public Opinion
Josiah Bartlett Center: Education Savings Accounting – SB 193’s Expected Financial Impact on NH School Districts
Union Leader: MacDonald Gives Education Savings Accounts Constitutional OK
EdChoice: What NH Voters Think About School Choice and K-12 Education
Josiah Bartlett Center: Will Education Savings Accounts Decimate Public Schools?
Josiah Bartlett Center: What Do Special-Needs Students Need
Josiah Bartlett Center and Institute for Justice: New study Shows How Educational Savings Accounts are Constitutional in NH
Josiah Bartlett Center: Debunking the Top Five Myths about SB 193, Education Savings Accounts
Granite Institute: Public Funds for Private Schooling in New Hampshire: Myths and Facts and Education Savings Accounts: A Primer
Union Leader: Another View – Tim Keller: Education Savings Accounts are Constitutional and Good Policy
School Choice for NH: A Deeply Offensive Attack on Special-Needs Students
School Choice for NH: Expanding Educational Opportunities
School Choice for NH Financial Impact of ESAs
School Choice for NH: An Escape from Bullying
School Choice for NH: ESAs Create More Opportunities
School Choice for NH: Expanding Educational Opportunity in the Granite State
School Choice for NH: The Next Evolution in School Choice

 

Financial Impact

Josiah Bartlett Center: Education Savings Accounting – SB 193’s Expected Financial Impact on NH School Districts
Josiah Bartlett Center: Will Education Savings Accounts Decimate Public Schools?
Josiah Bartlett Center: Debunking the Top Five Myths about SB 193, Education Savings Accounts
US Congress Joint Economic Committee: The Fiscal Effect of Private-School Vouchers
EdChoice: Debunking Arguments Against School Choice – “Privitization” Drains Money from Already “Underfunded” Public Schools
School Choice for NH: Financial Impact of ESAs

 

Constitutionality & Blaine Amendment

Union Leader: MacDonald Gives Education Savings Accounts Constitutional OK
Josiah Bartlett Center and Institute for Justice: New study Shows How Educational Savings Accounts are Constitutional in NH
Union Leader: Another View – Tim Keller: Education Savings Accounts are Constitutional and Good Policy
The Federalist Society: Blaine Amendments and the Unconstitutionality of Excluding Religious Options From School Choice Programs
Kansas City Star by Michael Q. McShane: The Supreme Court Can Put a Nail in the Anti-Catholic Coffin
Heritage Foundation: Blaine Amendment Shouldn’t Stop Education Savings Accounts
The Heartland Institute: Universal ESA Bill Could Make New Hampshire a National Leader in Education Choice
School Choice for NH: ESAs Create More Opportunities

 

ESAs in Other States

Las Vegas Review Journal: Numbers Show that Lower-Income Parents Signing Up for Nevada School Choice Plan
Institute for Justice: Victory for School Choice in Montana
US Congress Joint Economic Committee: The Fiscal Effect of Private-School Vouchers

 

Media Coverage, Opinions, and Editorials

Reason Foundation: New Hampshire Education Savings Account Bill Passed By Committee, Heads to House
Concord Monitor: My Turn – School Choice is Common Sense for New Hampshire
Concord Monitor: My Turn – Education Savings Accounts Empower Parents
Laconia Daily Sun: School Choice Poses No Threat to Great or Good Public Schools
Sentinel Source: Educational Opportunity for Low-Income Families
Union Leader: Choice Wins – Shocking the School System
The Daily Signal: In a Harsh NH Winter, Passage of Education Savings Accounts is a Breath of Spring
Union Leader: Another View – A Deeply Offensive Attack on Students with Special Needs
Union Leader: A School Choice – NH House Has to Pick a Side
Union Leader: House Passes School-Choice Funding Bill on Roll-Call Vote
Concord Monitor: School Choice Bill That Would Send Public Money to Private Schools Clears NH House
Seacoast Online: NH Families Need Educational Opportunities
Union Leader: Disability Dodge – Give Parents More Options
Sentinel Source: Support SB 193 to Make NH a Laboratory of Education Innovation
Union Leader: End Religious Discrimination in NH
Union Leader: Timothy Benson – Education Accounts Could Make Dreams a Reality
Laconia Daily Sun: Education Savings Will Not Destroy Public Education; Here’s Why
Union Leader: The Sky Isn’t Falling – Choice Won’t Kill Public Schools
Union Leader: Another View – Tim Keller: Education Savings Accounts are Constitutional and Good Policy

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