Saturday, August 8, 2015

ESAs and disruptive innovation

"With an ESA," writes Molly Field, "a family in Wyoming, for example, can purchase an online AP physics course that isn’t offered at the nearby public school, enroll in a dual-credit writing course offered by the local community college, and take calculus from the online Harvard Extension School. The family can also use the ESA to hire tutors, pay for textbooks, and pay for education therapy services. As with other forms of school choice, the child in rural Wyoming would not be limited to his assigned public school, and thanks to online learning, that child would also not be limited by geography."

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