Heritage Experts Celebrate Wyoming’s New Education Savings Account Program

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Heritage Experts Celebrate Wyoming’s New Education Savings Account Program

Mar 22, 2024 1 min read

WASHINGTON—Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon yesterday signed into law a bill that expands education choice in the state. The new law will empower low-income families with an education savings account that they can use to tailor education to their children’s needs.

The Heritage Foundation’s Lindsey Burke, director of Heritage’s Center for Education Policy, and Jason Bedrick, a research fellow, released the following statement:

“The Wyoming legislature should be applauded for passing a robust ESA policy, which would have considerably expanded education freedom. Although it is disappointing that Governor Mark Gordon’s line-item veto excluded most Wyoming families from benefiting from the ESA, he still deserves credit for taking a small but significant step toward education freedom.

“The Cowboy State has joined a growing number of states that are empowering families to choose the learning environments that align with their values and work best for their children. This is an important win for Wyoming families.

“More than one-third of children nationwide are now eligible for a private school choice option. Lawmakers should do more to expand educational opportunities and alternatives to the union-dominated, near-monopoly K-12 district school system.”

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