Supporters of Nevada’s groundbreaking Education Savings Account (ESA) program were disappointed earlier this week when a state judge granted an injunction stopping the program, saying it takes away money from the public schools and the program is unconstitutional.
Friends of the Nevada program, one the most ambitious school choice programs in the nation, are not surprised that the law was challenged. However, it is considered a setback to the thousands of students, parents involved who had hoped to enroll in the program.
The decision is expected to be appealed to the Nevada Supreme Court.
The Nevada ESA legislation, passed last year provides parents with a percentage of state per pupil funds to help pay the education costs of their children. The amount averages about $5,100 per student.
You can be sure this case will be closely watched.