Arguably the most strongly promoted approach by voucher advocates is a new form of government subsidy for private education, Education Savings Accounts (ESAs). Parents are provided a set sum which they can use for a variety of educational services including private school tuition and fees, online courses, extracurricular activities and private tutoring. Students enrolled in an ESA program are not allowed to concurrently attend a public school. This policy brief examines this emerging policy, considering similarities and differences with conventional voucher approaches, and examining the legal issues that the policy raises.
National Education Policy Center
Jimenez-Castellanos, O., Mathis, W. J., & Welner, K. G. (2018). The State of Education Savings Account Programs in the United States, 1-23.
The State of Education Savings Account Programs in the United States
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