Walter Blanks of the American Federation for Children (AFC) says the new legislation expands eligibility for the state's Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESA), which allow for private tuition, tutoring, textbooks, and more, to all K-12 students.
"Coming out of the pandemic, we saw Educational Savings Accounts as the most flexible form of school choice, because there's really no limit to what it can do as far as whatever parents need," Blanks tells AFN.
In his State of the State Address last January, Gov. Ducey called on lawmakers to give parents more school options. Now, Blanks is certain other states will enact identical or similar school choice options.
"As long as parents continue to step up and speak up and fight for their children, politicians see that," the AFC spokesman asserts. "Politicians see school choice as a winning issue, and if they don't, in Iowa, some Republicans lost their seats because they came against school choice legislation."
According to The Daily Signal, more than 10,000 students stand to benefit from ESAs in Arizona.