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In 2011, Arizona became the first state to enact an education savings account (ESA) program, a new form of educational choice that provides public funds to parents so they can decide how and where to educate their child. Five other states have enacted ESA programs since then, creating a new landscape of educational choices around the country. As these programs develop, however, scholars, advocates, and educators must consider how ESAs alter other educational delivery systems and interact with education providers, existing private school choice programs, and the families and students who rely on them.

Join us at AEI for a keynote address from 43rd Governor of Florida Jeb Bush on why customization and personalization are needed for the future of choice, followed by a panel discussion on ESAs, educational opportunity, and new and innovative forms of learning in and outside American schools.

Join the conversation on social media with #JebBushatAEI.

If you are unable to attend, we welcome you to watch the event live on this page. Full video will be posted within 24 hours.


Agenda

12:30 PM
Registration

1:00 PM
Introduction:
Gerard Robinson, AEI

Keynote address:
Jeb Bush, 43rd governor of Florida

1:20 PM
Discussion

Participants:
Jeb Bush, 43rd governor of Florida
Gerard Robinson, AEI

1:35 PM
Panel discussion

Participants:
Darrell Allison, Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina
Jonathan Beckham, Step Up for Students
Nat Malkus, AEI
Adam Peshek, Foundation for Excellence in Education

2:30 PM
Adjournment


Event Contact Information

For more information, please contact Elizabeth English at [email protected], 202.862.5822.


Media Contact Information

For media inquiries or to register a camera crew, please contact [email protected], 202.862.5829

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