Reprinted from Save Our Schools Arizona PAC.
So, what is an ESA? ESA stands for Empowerment Scholarship Account, which is a deceptive word for voucher. Vouchers were ruled unconstitutional in Arizona in 2006 because they divert public money to private schools. So ESAs were created as a loophole.
Here’s a short video showing why we want a NO vote on Prop 305.
With ESA vouchers, public tax dollars are loaded onto debit cards and given to families, who are supposed to use them for private and home schooling. But 3 out of every 4 ESA dollars are subsidies for wealthy families who can already afford private school. Unless you can pay the difference between the ESA voucher and that pricey school’s tuition, it’s no choice at all.
The truth is, every tax dollar spent on an ESA voucher is a tax dollar taken out of our neighborhood public schools. It doesn’t matter how much money is poured into the education bucket if ESA vouchers siphon it out the bottom.
Voting NO on Prop 305 will keep public money in public schools, where it belongs.
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