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Americans for Prosperity Applauds General Assembly Override; Pursuit of Educational Opportunity for Kentucky Students 

Mar 30, 2021 by AFP

FRANKFORT, KY — Americans for Prosperity-Kentucky (AFP-KY) applauded the General Assembly’s override of Governor Beshear’s veto of the Educational Opportunity Act (HB 563), legislation that will provide educational freedom and opportunity to children in the Bluegrass State. The measure will not only give low- and middle-income students educational opportunities, it will create open enrollment policies so they can attend a school outside of their district.

AFP-KY State Director Michael Conway issued the following statement:

“Every child in this country deserves access to a quality education, regardless of the ZIP code he or she lives in. We are thrilled the Kentucky General Assembly has acted to defend educational freedom and override Governor Beshear’s veto of HB 563, the Educational Opportunity Act.  This bill will make a direct and positive impact on thousands of children in our state.”

Background:

The Educational Opportunity Act will expand educational opportunity for families by allowing their children to cross district lines to attend school. It will also establish an education opportunity account program, funded by private donors who would be eligible for tax credits. By providing these charitable incentives, this legislation will help ensure the neediest families are empowered to access the best education available for their child.

For further information or an interview, reach Nicole Tardif at NTardif@afphq.org or (571) 329-0161.