(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) – Yesterday, Gov. Kay Ivey delivered her State of the State address. During her address, she highlighted the need for education freedom and announced that passing an education savings account bill is her number one legislative priority. The governor announced the CHOOSE Act, which creates an education savings account program for Alabama families starting in 2025.
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.
“Gov. Ivey recognizes that families deserve to be in the driver’s seat of their children’s education,” said Tom Newell, vice president, yes. every kid. “No one knows the unique needs of a child better than their family, and that’s why they should be the ones making decisions about how and where their children learn. The governor has been a champion for Alabama families, promising to make Alabama the most school-choice-friendly State in the nation. We look forward to working with the governor to make that a reality and empower every family and student with limitless educational opportunities regardless of race, income, or home address.”
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