Another State Enacts Universal School Choice

School choice is the only program that can have a significant impact in reducing the power of America’s mainstream public school system, and school choice is growing. At the same time, the government remains in ultimate control of the money in these schemes, which always spells danger at some point. The best thing Bible-believing parents can do, in our estimation, is to home school or church school and don’t take a dime from the government. God has promised to take care of those who trust Him. At the same time, the school choice movement is an encouraging sign in these times. The following is excerpted from “States pass universal school choice amid parental rights movement,” Fox News, Mar. 8, 2023: “Red-state governors across the country have passed universal school choice legislation, igniting what experts call a ‘revolution.’ ‘We’re seeing a universal school choice revolution that has ignited all across the country. And it started with Arizona, but it really started because the teachers’ unions overplayed their hand and awakened a sleeping giant, which happens to be parents who want more of a say in their kid’s education,’ American Federation for Children Senior Fellow Corey DeAngelis told Fox News Digital. Republican governors made significant inroads in pushing universal school choice legislation, which did not exist anywhere in the country a year ago. As of now, five states passed universal school choice. Most recently, universal school choice legislation passed in the Republican-held Arkansas Senate on Tuesday. DeAngelis told Fox News Digital that ‘over 25 states have had legislators in 2023 introduce bills to fund students as opposed to systems.’” Other states that have passed universal school choice are Arizona, Iowa, Utah and West Virginia. The following states are moving toward universal school choice: Florida, Indiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and Wyoming.

(Friday Church News Notes, March 17, 2023,, 866-295-4143)