Statement from Sen. Lesko on expanded school choice in Arizona
"My Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) legislation allows parents to choose the best education for their children. Opponents don’t want parents to have a choice and care more about keeping the money in the district than allowing it to follow the student. What are they afraid of? If a district school is doing a good job, parents will choose to keep their children in the district school, but if a student is stuck in a failing school, parents should have the choice to move them out. It is not surprising that district schools don’t want to lose money through competition. I support the parent’s right to choose the best education for their children. Opponents don’t want parents to have that choice."