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Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: December 9, 2022 09:19 AM
From: Representative Joseph D'Orsie
To: All House members
Subject: State apportioned education money to follow the student
In the near future I plan to introduce legislation that will amend the state constitution, Article III section 15, to allow state education funding to follow students.

School choice is a popular, bi-partisan issue statewide and our constitution should be amended to reflect the fair and just model for school choice we’ve seen elsewhere in the country.

We know that robust competition creates A. a better product and B. a lower cost. This is true for the market on goods and services, and it can become true in education if we act. Public, charter, cyber, religious, and other types of schools should compete for students without the state snuffing out all non-public school options. This starts with a fair model for funding.

Please consider co-sponsoring this resolution to bring opportunity and fairness back to our education system.