Educational Savings Accounts
In episode #18 of the In The Tank Podcast, Hosts Donny Kendal and John Nothdurft celebrate Christmas. This weekly podcast features (as always) interviews, debates, roundtable discussions, stories, and light-hearted segments on a variety of topics on the latest news. The show is available for download as part of the Heartland Daily Podcast every Friday.
In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Heather Kays, managing editor of School Reform News speaks with Leslie Hiner of the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. Kays and Hiner discuss the progress of educational savings accounts (ESAs).
Education savings accounts offer options not available in the current U.S. educational system. Legislators supporting this concept are clearly indicating they realize the traditional public education system is failing and increased parental involvement and control are desirable and necessary.
Last week was National School Choice Week. Negative vibes and views about school choice whether achieved through vouchers, charter schools, Educational Savings Accounts, or by other means are quite common.