Date(s) – 01/20/2016
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Apex Community Center
Fulfilling the Promise: Empowering Parents Through School Choice
A town hall meeting on how school choice and Educations Savings Accounts (ESAs) can restore education opportunity and give hope to students, families, and communities.
What: School Choice-ESA Town Hall Discussion
When: January 20th, 5:00PM- 6:30PM
Where: Apex Community Center
53 Hunter St. Apex, NC 27502
*food and drinks will be provided*
Parents all over North Carolina want to see their children succeed in school. However, too many children are trapped in failing schools or schools that do not meet their educational needs.
Don’t all children deserve an education that fits their needs?
School choice and Educations Savings Accounts (ESAs) are tools that can help restore the promise of a bright future for our children. Come to the town hall event and begin to make this a reality!
Five states have already passed ESA legislation. We’d like to make North Carolina the sixth state to do so. Come join our discussion and learn how ESAs:
- Empower parents. Our system of public education is broken. North Carolina spends more than $8 billion annually on standardized, K-12 public education. Yet for years student achievement levels have been disappointing. ESAs allow parents to choose the educational options that work best for their children.
- Save money. In many cases putting parents in charge of how funds are spent will result in savings. The cost of educating students in many private schools is less than the cost of educating students in public schools. Furthermore, giving parents control over education spending will infuse a much-needed spirit of competition among educational providers.
- Address needs. Because many special-needs students learn differently, many schools lack the resources and staff to address their educational needs. Since ESAs allow parents to customize educational services based on their child’s specific needs, they are a perfect vehicle for addressing the educational needs of special-needs children.
- Spur educational innovation. Empowering parents to customize education will propel educational innovation. In so doing, market forces will force schools and suppliers to be responsive to parental concerns and a changing school landscape. ESAs will work to re frame the education marketplace.
Dr. Bart Danielsen of North Carolina State University &
Environmentalists for Effective Education
Jonathan Butcher of the Goldwater Institute,
and one of the key architects of Arizona’s ESAs program
Dr. Robert Luebke, Education Analyst, Civitas Institute
Registration is closed for this event.