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Statement on the Introduction of the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act

February 28, 2019

The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) announces its support for the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act, a signature legislative proposal to advance parental choice in education through a federal tax credit program. The legislation is a reasonable approach which is carefully drawn to respect the requirements of federalism and the autonomy of independent education providers such as Christian schools. The legislation creates a new federal tax credit for state programs that provide scholarships which empower families to choose the education model that best suits their needs. By respecting the autonomy of educators, the legislation is designed to ensure a broad diversity of education options from which families have a multitude of choices. ACSI commends President Trump for this reasonable step toward meeting his commitment to parental choice in education. 

ACSI is the nation's largest Protestant school association with nearly 2,400 member-schools in the U.S. and 24,000 worldwide. Our mission is to strengthen Christian schools and equip Christian educators worldwide as they prepare students academically and inspire them to become devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Christian schools contribute to the common good through strong academics and spiritual formation of students.

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