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[BRIEFING] Educational Freedom for Those Who Secure Our Freedoms

  • The Heritage Foundation 214 Massachusetts Ave NE Washington, DC 20002 (map)

A strong national defense depends on a well-supported military. The schooling options available to military-connected children can play a role in whether a family accepts an assignment, even factoring into decisions to leave military service altogether. As important as education is to military parents, more than half of all active-duty military families live in states with no school choice options at all. Leveraging federal policy to create parent-controlled education savings accounts (ESAs) would provide children of active-duty military families with education choice, while ensuring federal policies serve military families as well as they serve the nation.

During this event, Heritage and EdChoice will present a new nationally representative poll of military and veteran service members on their attitudes about their children’s K-12 education and their opinions on school choice options such as education savings accounts.