ASTOA: Arizona School Tuition Organization Association
Dear Parents, Donors, and Schools,
As you may have heard by now, Governor Hobbs has made it very clear she does not support School Choice. In her Executive Budget Summary released last Friday, she talks about ESA Reform and a complete repeal of the Private School Tax Credit Scholarship programs (pages 8 and 9).
For over 25 years, School Tuition Organizations (STOs) have helped thousands of students attend a private school of their choice because of the Private School Tax Credit Laws – Governor Hobbs wants to take this away from them! Many of these students would never have had the opportunity to receive a private school education if it were not for the scholarships they received from the STOs.
The Governor’s proposal would seriously impact parents’ ability to choose and afford the best educational option for their students. Every student deserves to be in a learning environment that best meets their needs so they can succeed and parents are the ones who should make those decisions.
How to Take Action:
- Write or call your Legislators and urge them to oppose the proposed changes to the ESA and STO programs. Share your personal stories – they really do make a difference. If you do not know who your legislator is for your zip code, you can find it here.
- When you go to the ballot box in November, make sure you know where the candidates stand on the issue of School Choice. If Parental Choice and student success is important to you, please vote for candidates that support School Choice.
Arizona Tuition Organization (AZTO) is a member of the Arizona School Tuition Organization Association (ASTOA) who promotes and defends Arizona’s private school choice programs and the thousands of families that depend on them by educating the community and by providing mentorship, resources, and critical support to Arizona’s STOs.
Our voices need to be heard and we need to come together to support school choice so parents can continue to decide what is the best academic environment for their students.
January 20, 2024