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AFP Commends State Leaders for Expanding Educational Opportunities for West Virginia Families

Mar 17, 2021 by AFP

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Americans for Prosperity-West Virginia (AFP-WV) today applauded the state legislature for pursuing new education opportunities for students by passing the Hope Scholarship bill. This legislation will give every West Virginia family and student the educational flexibility they deserve by providing them the opportunity to enroll in a new Education Savings Account program. This program will provide students with a portion of their education funding to use toward creating the individualized learning experience that is right for them, regardless of their income or their ZIP code.

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

“We’re excited and thankful that principled lawmakers have made reimagining our education system a priority by adopting Hope Scholarships for West Virginia students. This common-sense policy represents the best, most innovative vehicle for providing Mountaineers the educational freedom and flexibility they deserve. We are proud of the tireless efforts of our activists across the state and the thousands of folks who have contacted their lawmakers in support of expanded educational opportunities. We urge Governor Justice to swiftly sign this transformational legislation into law, helping generations of West Virginians ensure that their child has access to the education that best suits their unique needs.”

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.