The following is TASA’s official position (adopted by the TASA Executive Committee) on vouchers, taxpayer savings grants, and virtual vouchers:
“Oppose any state plan that would use vouchers, tax credits, taxpayer savings grants, tuition reimbursements, or any other means to divert public tax dollars to private entities, homeschooled students, or parents, with little or no academic or financial accountability or transparency to the state, taxpayers, or local communities.”
Following are some articles/resources TASA members may wish to share or refer to when speaking with their local representatives on this topic:
- Voucher Talking Points (PDF)
- Executive Director Kevin Brown’s newest blog post
- TASA Legislative Committee Chair Keith Bryant’s article on vouchers from the winter 2022-23 INSIGHT
TASA urges school leaders to reach out to their legislators to discuss the ramifications that the passage of any type of voucher/ESA program would have on their community public schools.