June 17th, 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. | U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik recently cosponsored the Educational Choice for Children Act, introduced by Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), which would support parents’ right to choose school options that work for their family.
Specifically, the legislation would expand education freedom and opportunity for millions of students by providing a charitable donation incentive for individuals and businesses to fund scholarship awards for students to cover expenses related to K-12 public and private education, amounting to $10 billion on an annual basis. Eligible use of scholarship awards includes tuition, fees, book supplies, educational activities, and equipment.
“Educational choice is a critical way to provide the best opportunities for our students, and this bill will allow families to determine the highest quality and most suitable education for their children,” Stefanik said while announcing the measure June 17.
“Importantly, this legislation can equip students in rural communities with additional supports to supplement their learning in the local school, bringing new opportunities to families that have traditionally lacked educational options.”
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