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.