Every day we hear more stories about kids being left behind and parents being pushed out of the decision-making process. Whether it be issues with the achievement gap, particular curriculum choices or other top-down education system decisions, the only way to solve these problems is by empowering parents through Education Savings Accounts (ESAs).

ESAs are a funding system that recognizes parents as the primary decision makers in the educational life of their child and frees children from failing school systems. They empower parents by granting access to the financial resources to send their child to the school which can most effectively meet their needs, whether that school be public or private, religious or secular. By enacting ESAs, we are giving Minnesota families the flexibility and authority over their education financing.