Join Commonwealth Educational Opportunities
We believe that all children should be able to choose the school that best meets their individual needs. Our children need alternatives to the bureaucratic, one-size-fits-all approach. Unfortunately, that opportunity is only available in Kentucky to those who can afford it. Commonwealth Educational Opportunities is a coalition of parents and concerned citizens who advocate for policy change so that our children's opportunities are no longer limited by their zip code or family's income.
Why Kentucky Children Deserve School Choice
The bureaucratic, one-size-fits-all model doesn't work for all children.
It is unrealistic, and frankly unfair, to expect a school to meet the needs of every child. For example, if your neighboring county has an aviation program that interests your child, why can't your child cross the county line to attend that public high school? Shouldn't all children have funding available to form a "pandemic pod"? Your child's opportunities shouldn't be limited by zip code or family income. Instead, we believe that more choice in education is good for our children.
Education Savings Accounts
Education Savings Accounts offer families the flexibility to customize their children's education. ESA's can help families pay for the school of their choice, including tuition, transportation, and uniforms. Funds are available to all students - public and non-public - in order to help pay for special needs therapies, dual credit coursework, career and technical education, tutoring, and summer enrichment programs.
Do Kentuckians support this?
Yes! This has bipartisan support.
In a 2018 poll in Kentucky, a majority of Democratic, Republican, and independent voters supported legislation to promote educational choice. We need to demand that our politicians represent "We the people."