On Thursday, Jan. 26, Gov. Spencer Cox signed HB 215, establishing the Utah Fits All Scholarship, a landmark universal education savings account (ESA) program that provides scholarships for 5,000 students. This is a major step towards empowering families in their right to educational freedom.
Through the scholarship program, families can spend scholarship funds to support their kids’ various educational expenses, including private school tuition, homeschool curriculum, supplies, therapies, and necessary technology.
Education policy analyst Jon England from the Libertas Institute, the Utah-based think-tank that authored the bill, recognizes the importance of the scholarship in providing families with educational freedom. According to England, the scholarship program provides families with the ability to choose educational options that are tailored to their children’s individual passions and interests. He adds, “the Utah Fits All Scholarship gives families something that most don’t think they have—that’s choice.”
Families should always have the right to make decisions about their kids’ education. This is more fundamental than any state, government, or political group. Every kid deserves access to the education that suits their unique needs and passions. That’s what makes the Utah Fits All Scholarship such a big deal. It gives families the right to make decisions that were always theirs to make and gives kids the options that were always theirs to have.
The Utah Fits All Scholarship represents a significant step forward in the fight for educational freedom nationwide—and is a true testament to the state’s commitment to empower families to make the best decisions for their children’s education.