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Parental Choice in Education Grows Across the U.S., Except in West Virginia

While 43 states and the District of Columbia have enacted charter school laws over the past 25 years, West Virginia has remained on the sidelines. Likewise, while more than half of all U.S. states now allow parents to choose a private school using an education savings account, school voucher, or private school scholarship funded by tax credit-eligible charitable contributions to scholarship organizations, West Virginia families do not have these options.

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West Virginia Education Facts

  • West Virginia has 0 educational choice programs.

  • Only three percent of West Virginians feel that the state’s education system is ‘excellent.’ We can do better for our children.

  • With Education Savings Accounts, West Virginia parents could customize their child’s education with a variety of pre-approved tools and services, like tutoring, therapy, or school supplies.

  • 4 out of 5 West Virginia parents believe they should be able to select an education option that best fits the needs of their children

  • Education choice is a moral and economic issue for West Virginia. And it’s time for parents to be in charge.

  • West Virginia spends more than $11,000 per student, but test scores remain low and unemployment high.

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