Due to their structure and increased involvement from parents and families, non-public schools are directly accountable to the parents and families themselves. Studies show non-public schools are actually more accountable with higher graduation rates than their public counterparts. Additionally, all private schools in Minnesota administer required assessments to meet appropriate benchmarks.

With ESAs, Minnesota families are given the flexibility and financial capability to bring about the best educational outcomes for their child. ESAs signal to the entire community that parents are the ones to whom the educational system must be accountable.