Florida Moves to Expand Education Freedom with ESA Legislation

Press Releases · Jan 19, 2023

WASHINGTON – Heritage Action, a conservative grassroots organization with two million grassroots activists, including thousands of Floridians, released the following statement from Executive Director Jessica Anderson supporting H.B. 1, legislation which would promote education freedom by converting the Family Empowerment Scholarship into an Education Savings Account and expand eligibility of the program to all students in the state.

“Thanks to Governor DeSantis and the Florida Legislature making strides on parental rights and school choice, Florida ranks at the top of The Heritage Foundation’s Education Freedom Report Card. In 2023, the Sunshine State can further expand education freedom by passing and enacting bills like H.B. 1. This legislation would convert the Family Empowerment Scholarship into an Education Savings Account, or ESA, meaning parents would have even more flexibility in how they can customize their children’s education. It would also expand the eligibility of ESAs to all of Florida’s students so that all families could have a chance to make the best decisions for their children.

Heritage Action thanks Florida Representative Kaylee Tuck for introducing this legislation and applauds conservatives in Florida for their work to build on Florida’s leadership in the parental rights and education freedom movement. We look forward to supporting this legislation as it moves through the Florida Legislature and makes its way to Governor DeSantis’s desk.”