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Education Savings Accounts: The Future of School Choice Has Arrived

June 29, 2017

Tim Benson, Heartland Institute policy analyst, joins the show to discuss education savings accounts, and how Heartland's vision for education freedom is becoming reality.

Tim Benson, a policy analyst at The Heartland Institute, discusses his new policy brief: "Education Savings Accounts: The Future of School Choice Has Arrived." Benson talks about why ESAs are so beneficial, not only to students and their families, but to taxpayers, public schools, and society as a whole. Heartland has been a leader in the call for ESA legislation across the country for a quarter century, and finally, state lawmakers are waking up to the desires of their constituents and the numerous advantages of ESAs. Benson shares with listeners which states are real leaders in ESAs, and what stands in the way of more widespread implementation of ESAs. 

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Teresa Mull is a policy advisor for education at The Heartland Institute. @SchoolReform
Tim Benson joined The Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the Government Relations Department. @BenceAthwart