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Arizona Court Unanimously Upholds Education Savings Accounts as Constitutional
American Legislator ^ | 10-17-13 | Lauren Lutz

Posted on 10/17/2013 1:17:39 PM PDT by ThethoughtsofGreg

October 1, 2013 marked a victory for school choice when the Arizona Court of Appeals issued a unanimous decision upholding Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program in Niehaus vs. Huppenthal. Discussing both the constitutionality and benefits of the program, Judge Jon W. Thompson wrote, “This program enhances the ability of parents of disabled children to choose how best to provide for their educations, whether in or out of private schools.”

Under Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Program, certain qualifying parents—those with specials needs children, children in failing public schools (either receiving a D or F), children in military families, or adopted and foster care children—may apply for an Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Account, commonly known as an education savings account (ESA). ESA’s allow parents to control over 90% of their “child’s share of state education funding,” empowering them to tailor their child’s education to their unique educational needs.

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TOPICS: Education
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; education; obamacare; schoolchoice; vouchers; zerocare

1 posted on 10/17/2013 1:17:39 PM PDT by ThethoughtsofGreg
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To: ThethoughtsofGreg

Some people oppose this? And I thought we lived in a free country, but it takes a court of judges to decide that instead of just reading the Constitution.


2 posted on 10/17/2013 1:33:52 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: jeffc

Unbelievable isn’t it?


3 posted on 10/17/2013 1:43:59 PM PDT by ThethoughtsofGreg
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To: jeffc

Democrats.


4 posted on 10/17/2013 1:47:20 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: jeffc

“Some people oppose this?”

The education industry is afraid that if they let anybody escape their rat-hole that everybody will want to. A trickle will become a flood and they’ll lose their cushy socialist benefits.


5 posted on 10/17/2013 2:29:15 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: ThethoughtsofGreg

The background to the case, according to the Goldwater Institute.

http://goldwaterinstitute.org/article/niehaus-v-huppenthal


6 posted on 10/17/2013 4:07:17 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Welfare is the new euphemism for Eugenics.)
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