More Freedom

ESAs mean children and their families have the freedom to pursue educational options that are best suited to their individual learning styles.

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What are Education Savings Accounts?

Education savings account programs give parents the power to use their children’s state education dollars for a variety of educational purposes.

Education savings account programs create personal accounts that store a child’s state education dollars. With ESAs, parents can use education dollars to pay for school tuition and fees, textbooks, tutoring and special therapies and other approved expenses, so a child’s education is truly customizable. Participating families are able to choose the best education for their children through multiple providers.

Why Tennessee Needs ESAs?

Better Education

ESAs give parents the choice to move their kids to a different kind of school that is customized to their child's specific educational needs.

Greater Choice

ESAs give children a way out of struggling schools so they are not forced to wait indefinitely for their local schools to improve.

A Stronger Tennessee

Ultimately, ESAs will improve the quality of Tennessee's education and provide children with the skills they need to be successful.

“We’re not going to get big results in our struggling schools by nibbling around the edges. That is why we need Education Savings Accounts in Tennessee, this year.” - Governor Bill Lee

  • Education savings account programs (ESAs) give parents greater opportunity to use their state education dollars to find the best learning environment for their children
  • ESAs can be used for school tuition and fees, textbooks, tutoring and special therapies and other approved expenses
  • ESAs give parents the freedom and flexibility to truly customize their child’s education

Show your support for ESAs by emailing your representative today!