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Crystal Fox

Crystal Fox’s son, Austin, is one example of the difference the Empowerment Scholarship Account program is making in students’ lives. Now a high school senior, Austin—who has Asperger’s syndrome—was ready to drop out of his public high school in 10th grade. But the opportunity to participate in the ESA program, and to choose a school for himself, convinced Austin to stay in school. Austin’s new-found academic success and high SAT and ACT scores means he is college bound upon graduation. Austin’s mom, Crystal credits the ESA program with “saving Austin’s life.”

  • September 26, 2011    |   Educational Choice

    Arizona Education Savings

    Defending Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts: Parents of Special Needs Children Must Again Defend Their Right to Choose Their Children’s Educational Options

    In 2011, teachers’ unions in Arizona filed a lawsuit seeking to block the nation’s first publicly funded education savings account program, a program that awards qualified parents of children with disabilities Empowerment Scholarships that can be used to pay for a wide variety of educational expenses, including tutoring, home school curriculum, private school tuition and…

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