EdChoice Kentucky Statement on Appeal to State Supreme Court

November 10, 2021

Frankfort, KY (November 10, 2021) – Andrew Vandiver, president of EdChoice Kentucky, released the following statement after the Institute for Justice filed an appeal with the Kentucky Supreme Court to uphold the Commonwealth’s school choice program: 

“EdChoice Kentucky fully supports the appeal to reinstate our Commonwealth’s new school choice program. Every state supreme court that has considered a similar system has ultimately sided with parents who want a choice in their children’s education. Without school choice, Kentucky families would face a unique disadvantage compared to students in more than 30 states that have educational choice programs. 

“The law is clear, and the benefits of school choice for families and communities are undeniable. With the future of thousands of students on the line, we hope that this matter is resolved quickly so parents can begin applying for this life-changing program. 

“We are grateful for the Kentucky Attorney General and the Institute for Justice for defending the Education Opportunity Account program and leading the appeal. Even more importantly, we admire the courage of Akia McNeary and Nancy Deaton for standing in this lawsuit on behalf of the thousands of parents, grandparents and guardians who simply want a better future for their children.” 

Additional Information

This week, EdChoice Kentucky released the results of a new poll showing 71% of Kentucky’s likely voters supported expanding the school choice program to allow private funding for student tuition assistance to non-public schools in all 120 Kentucky counties. The results of that polling, including toplines and crosstabs, can be found here.

For more information on Kentucky’s expansive school choice program, visit EducateKY.com