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Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal editorial board shared exciting news from Arizona, where Governor Doug Ducey is standing strong for parents and families with the Open for Learning Recovery Benefit. They said this “shows the way,” and I agree – every Governor should follow Ducey’s example.

The last year has brought unprecedented challenges to American families struggling to ensure their children get an education that works for them – and facing union special interests all along the way.

As I write this note, schoolchildren in Chicago have NO school to attend after the union voted to put politics first and shut them down. As WSJ notes, this “political scandal of the year so far is unfolding in plain sight.”

States have a choice to make. They can choose to follow the lead of Arizona or that of Chicago.

The Wall Street Journal explains:

The contrast couldn’t be greater in Arizona, where Gov. Ducey on Tuesday announced the Open for Learning Recovery Benefit. The program offers parents $7,000 in education-related aid if their child’s school shuts down. If a school closes for even a day, families who meet the income requirements can apply for funds that can be used for school-coordinated transportation, online tutoring, approved child care and, most important, tuition. This effectively makes it a voucher.

Here’s the best part: Every Governor has access to this funding and can choose to direct it to families who desperately need it.

It’s clear what the people want. Voters and lawmakers alike have been standing up and saying enough is enough. Across America, they have taken a pledge to support policies that promote parental rights in education and educational freedom.

Make sure your state follows the path of Arizona, not Chicago. Click here to ask your Governor to follow Ducey’s lead and put families first!

Let’s keep fighting to fund students, not systems.

Author: Corey DeAngelis


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