yes. every k⁠i⁠d. applauds Alabama’s passage of ⁠t⁠he CHOOSE Ac⁠t⁠  

March 6, 2024

March 6, 2024

(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) – The Alabama Legislature has sent the CHOOSE Act to Gov. Kay Ivey for final approval. The CHOOSE Act creates an education savings account program for Alabama families starting in 2025, empowering families throughout the state with education freedom.  

According to a recent poll by yes. every kid. foundation. and YouGov, nearly two-thirds of Americans — by a more than 3-to-1 margin — support ESAs, with only 19% opposed. Over half of those surveyed (55%), including 63% of parents, said that if access to ESAs were expanded, public education would be improved. 

“Every family in Alabama will soon be able to decide where and how their children are educated,” said Tom Newell, vice president, yes. every kid. “Thanks to Gov. Ivey’s leadership and commitment to Alabama families, every kid, regardless of home address or income, can now pursue an education that works for them. With this historic step, the Alabama Legislature has sent a strong message that families should be in the driver’s seat of their children’s education. We look forward to Gov. Ivey signing this legislation, solidifying Alabama’s position as a leader in education freedom.” 

yes. every kid. (Yes) is a leading advocacy organization with a family-first approach, partnering with policymakers across the State of Alabama. Yes launched “Alabama’s Educational Liftoff: Empowering Dreams to Take Flight” about the state’s immediate opportunity to empower every family with education freedom. 

Background on the legislation: 

  • Funding would range up to $7,000 per child enrolled at an accredited, participating school and up to $2,000 per homeschooler. There is a $4,000 cap for families with two or more children.  
  • Enrollment would be capped based on income for the first two years and the program would be universal by the 2027–2028 school year.  
  • Qualifying expenses include private school tuition and fees, testing, uniforms, tutoring, curriculum, supplemental materials/supplies, exam fees, technology, transportation, textbooks, and other necessary education expenses. 

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