Support school choice in Essex, Vermont

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Receiving taxes at one of the highest rates in the United States, Vermont’s public schools should be some of the best.  However, this past year has seen the majority of children denied access to attend public school, lack of teachers in the public school classrooms, and the job of education given to parents trying to balance earning an income while still ensuring their children learn.  Meanwhile, our private schools continue to open their doors each and every day to their students, educating their pupils to the fullest potential.  Wouldn’t it be nice if those education dollars came with a choice to parents?  Choose the school that will meet your child’s needs, and those dollars will follow. 

School choice and tuition vouchers ensure each child will receive the same amount of funding, regardless of where the child is enrolled, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or demographic. 

School choice empowers parents to pick the best school to meet their child’s learning needs.  Parents know their children the best. 

School choice makes schools responsive to the needs of students and parents, not bureaucrats and politicians. 

Opportunity shouldn’t be dictated by zip code!

When choice is involved, our schools will start competing for our dollars, and that competition drives schools to give our students the best possible product.  Right now, our public schools are all too comfortable knowing our dollars are trapped  with them.  The product doesn’t have to be great, because the money will still be there.  Let’s change that.  Let’s encourage our public school system to better itself.  Let’s make school choice and tuition vouchers a ballot item!

The next ballot should have the following:

"Shall the School Board adopt a policy to provide a tuition voucher to the parents of any student in the district to allow them to attend the school of their choice, or to be educated at home?"

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