Kentucky Families are Ready for School ChoiceOctober 12, 2022
SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 12, 2022) – EdChoice Kentucky President Andrew Vandiver released the following statement today after the Kentucky Supreme Court heard arguments over the Education Opportunity Account Act, which created the Commonwealth’s school choice program:
“Kentucky families are ready for school choice! Today’s arguments before the Kentucky Supreme Court made clear that there should be no further delay in empowering parents to make the right educational decisions for their children. Kentucky’s school choice program can have a transformational impact on the lives of our future leaders. We hope the justices will uphold the Constitution and the law and help Kentucky students excel in the classroom as they reach for their full potential. That’s the result that we’ve seen in similar lawsuits nationwide, and it’s what we expect to see in Kentucky.”
“I’m grateful to Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s team and the Institute for Justice for taking this case all the way to Kentucky’s highest court. Their student-first leadership will help generations of young people receive education dollars and fall in love with learning. Finally, we couldn’t be here without Akia McNeary and Nancy Deaton who stood up for their own families and countless others across Kentucky.”
In June, EdChoice Kentucky submitted an amicus brief before the Kentucky Supreme Court with attorneys from Notre Dame Law School’s Religious Liberty Initiative urging the justices to uphold the constitutionality of Kentucky’s school choice program.
Parents, educators and students interested in learning more can visit EducateKY.com.