Some Lawmakers Want ‘Education Savings Accounts'

Republican legislators in Delaware want to create “education savings accounts” that would allow families to spend some of the tax money that goes to public schools to send their children to private schools.

The lawmakers tell The News Journal of Wilmington that they don't expect the bill creating the accounts to pass this session. But they say it calls attention to the need for parents to have more control in their children's education.

The bill would allow parents to put a percentage of the per-student funding that goes to public schools into accounts with the state treasurer's office. Parents could then spend the money for whatever educational purposes they choose -- as long as they don't send their kids to public school.

Democratic Gov. Jack Markell doesn't support the proposal.

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