School Choice Bills Introduced in Congress

Twin bills brought to both House and Senate. 

The Educational Choice for Children Act was introduced as twin bills in Congress Thursday.  The legislation would establish a federal school choice program by enacting a $10 billion tax credit program to fund education scholarships. 

Representative Jackie Walorski of Indiana presented the bill to the House of Representatives and Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana to the Senate.  The bills also have high-level cosponsors in both chambers. 

“Our children’s education is the key to America’s future success,” Representative Walorski stated. “Every child should have the opportunity to live the American Dream — regardless of their ZIP code or socioeconomic background. Offering families school options will help millions of children access the best possible education for them. As we look to our nation’s future, this investment will restore power to parents and equip every American child to thrive.” 

The tax credit program would incentivize donations to scholarship-granting organizations that would then be used to cover expenses related to public and private K-12 education. 

“Giving parents the ability to make decisions over their child’s education puts that child’s needs first. Our bill provides yet another opportunity to empower parents and allows millions of children to thrive in a school that’s best for them,” Senator Cassidy said. 

The present leadership of Congress is not expected to promote the passage of the bills. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For leaders in both chambers of Congress to recognize the issues that matter most to Americans and address them.
  • For Secretary Cardona to seek God’s wisdom as he oversees the Education Department.
  • For U.S. parents and their students as efforts are made to regain the educational ground lost during the pandemic.

Sources: The Hill, Washington Examiner


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