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Generally we are neutral on studies, however we do occasionally take a position on a study if we think the results of the study are likely to yield results that will have a substantive impact on our liberty principles. We support SB 1178 on the basis that it will likely lead to legislative initiatives that will support our individual liberty, personal responsibility, and limited government positions.
This bill would authorize a study to be conducted on the feasibility of implementing an Education Savings Account (ESA) program. An ESA allows parents who opt out of state education to put those funds into an educational savings account, which can be used for multiple educational purposes, including college savings. If this program would be to implemented, it would be beneficial for parents who do not wish to educate their child in a government school and we would support the program.