Memphis reading results prove that kids need ESAs now

By , Guest Columnist Updated: August 19, 2019 2:19 PM CT | Published: August 19, 2019 2:17 PM CT
Justin Owen
Guest Columnist

Justin Owen

Justin Owen is president and CEO of the Beacon Center, a nonprofit, public-policy think tank based in Nashville.

Next fall, thousands of Memphis children will qualify to participate in the new Education Savings Accounts (ESA) Program. They can receive about $7,300 in the account, which can be used for tuition at private schools, tutoring, textbooks, school uniforms and computers.


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