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CONTACT: Jim Tynen (919) 834-2099
Charlotte event will highlight a way to empower parents and families
CHARLOTTE – On Tuesday, November 10, the Civitas Institute will host a town hall event to discuss the benefits of school choice and education savings accounts (ESAs) for North Carolina students.
- Bart Danielsen of North Carolina State University and Environmentalists for Education;
- Jonathan Butcher of the Goldwater Institute and a key architect of Arizona’s ESAs program;
- Robert Luebke, Senior Policy Analyst for Education, Civitas Institute.
Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) are taxpayer-funded accounts established to provide an education for eligible students. While the state oversees the deposit of funds, parents can spend the money on a variety of approved educational expenses. ESAs give parents the ability to direct and customize their child’s education.
“ESAs could restore education opportunity in North Carolina and give hope to students, families and communities,” Luebke said. “Five states have already passed ESA legislation, and we hope that North Carolina will be the sixth. Students in North Carolina deserve the educational freedom that ESAs provide.”
What: Town hall discussion on education savings accounts
Where: First Baptist Church of Charlotte, 301 S. Davidson St., Charlotte, NC 28202
When: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10
Why: To find out how ESAs can empower can restore education opportunity and give hope to students, families and communities.
Who: Civitas education expert Bob Luebke is available for interviews. Call Jim Tynen or Demi Dowdy at 919.834.2099 for more information.
For details on the event, click here.
Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization committed to creating a North Carolina whose citizens enjoy liberty and prosperity derived from limited government, personal responsibility and civic engagement.