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Arizona Empowerment Scholarships Not The Same As Homeschooling
In May 2012, Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona signed HB 2622, which provides for a whole new category of students for the state. Now, in addition to public, private, charter and homeschool students, parents can opt for a hybrid status, that of a contract student with an Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA, which can also stand for Education Savings Account).

In ongoing attempts to save the state money on education costs, yet adequately serve some of the disadvantaged pupils, ESAs were piloted last year with 150 special needs students. Beginning in the fall of 2013, nearly 250,000 children from preschool to 12th grade will be eligible.


The heart of the bill is a drastic change in the power center for education...
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