Arizonans Vote For Education Savings Accounts Again

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

We may not yet know whether Arizonans elected a Republican senator but we do know that they voted for a conservative education proposal. “Leading up to Tuesday’s election, Arizona’s teachers union and its allies were more bombastic than strategic,” Jonathan Butcher writes on The Daily Signal. “But despite the campaign against families’ ability to choose how and where children learn, hundreds of thousands of Arizona parents still can customize their children’s education.”

“Arizonans’ ‘no’ vote on Proposition 305—a position backed by the teachers union and school boards association—did not repeal the education savings accounts that allow these customized learning experiences. The law enacted in 2011 to create the private accounts remains in place. In fact, the results of the Arizona ballot measure will allow the program to grow in the future.”