Akia McNeary has three school-aged children. One attends public school. Another attends a private school on a scholarship after struggling in public school. The youngest is beginning kindergarten this year, and although Akia knows the private school is the best option for her, Akia and her husband cannot afford the tuition without assistance. Akia’s family is eligible for Kentucky’s EOA program, and she hopes to use EOAs to provide college dual-enrollment courses for her public-school child and to pay private-school tuition for her two younger children.
In March 2021, Kentucky created a school choice program that benefits thousands of low-and-middle-income families throughout the state. Just a few months later, a lawsuit attacked the program. IJ has intervened on behalf of two…