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Education Savings Accounts Bill Advances to Senate

Feb 18, 2021 by AFP

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Americans for Prosperity-West Virginia (AFP-WV) today commended the state House of Delegates for passing the Hope Scholarship bill, a form of Education Savings Accounts. This bill will give families, students, and educators the educational flexibility they deserve regardless of income or ZIP code.

AFP-WV State Director Jason Huffman issued the following statement:

“Mountaineers overwhelmingly support expanded educational freedom for students and families. This bill recognizes that parents and students deserve educational flexibility. It’s time to bring educational freedom to each and every child in West Virginia to make sure that families have educational options available that meet their child’s unique needs. We thank the House for supporting Education Savings Accounts and urge the Senate to pass this legislation without delay.

 

Background:

AFP-WV held a virtual press conference with coalition members calling for educational freedom.

Read AFP-WV State Director Jason Huffman’s op-ed in the West Virginia Record on why it’s time to reimagine K-12 education in West Virginia.

AFP-WV issued a key vote alert urging members of the legislature to support the Hope Scholarship bill, which is a form of Education Savings Account legislation. We expect the bill to be introduced soon.

An EdChoice poll shows 64 percent of West Virginians support Education Savings Accounts.