Our schools are broken. And many parents across the country are forced to send their kids to schools they know are failing. We want to end that by putting parents in charge of the money spent to educate their children. This will force K-12 schools to compete for students, just as colleges and universities do today. Failing schools will improve or go out of the business. And competition will provide an incentive for new schools that deliver a good education.
To accomplish this goal, End The Education Plantation is proposing a federal law that does two things:
- Requires states to fund parents, not school districts. We don’t want to dictate how the states implement this. Just that they do it. We want to use the power of the federal purse strings to force states to fund students, not school districts.
- Sets a floor of at least 95% of the average total per-pupil spending by district or state that would be controlled by parents.