Tell Kentucky Legislators:
When schools shut down for COVID-19, parents should be able to use those tax dollars to help their children
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Dear Kentucky Legislators:
Kentucky children deserve an alternative to the mismanagement of the education system during COVID-19.
As a result, families have been stuck paying the price. Some parents have even had to pay tuition so that their children can go to the public school building to have someone supervise their online public education. The bureaucrats seem blind to the hypocrisy.
That is why I am asking you to establish an alternative to the bureaucratic, one-size-fits-all approach to education by supporting Education Opportunity Accounts (HB 149 and SB 25) which would allow families to:
Pay for programs to monitor students trapped in NTI
Afford PK-12 school tuition
Transfer to an open neighboring county school
Hire teachers to form "micro-schools" or "pandemic pods"
Pay for instructional materials to support in-home instruction
Enroll in after school or summer enrichment programs
COVID-19 has shown how important it is for a portion of taxes to fund the student directly rather than exclusively the institution. Without this reform, children will continue to be left behind in this bureaucratic mess.