Senator Tammy Nichols Introduces Bill To Fund Students Instead Of Systems — Idaho Parents Rejoice
(Idaho Tribune) Idaho Senator Tammy Nichols (R-Middleton) has introduced a groundbreaking new bill that will give Idaho Parents the ability to really choose where their kids will go to school.
The bill allows tax dollars earmarked for education to follow the students, instead of being locked into the Public Education System. This allows parents who homeschool, or send their kids to private religious schools to use their tax dollars for their children’s education, instead of having to pay twice.
As it stands, if you want homeschool your kids, or send them to a private school, you have to both pay your taxes and pay for the private school or homeschool materials needed to provide an education for your kids.
Nichols teased the bill in late January, saying she had modeled her bill using legislation already passed in Arizona, calling it the “gold standard” of school choice. (Read More)