Georgia House passes school choice measure a year after killing bill

(The Center Square) – The Georgia House of Representatives on Thursday passed a measure that would allow Georgia families to use state-funded education savings accounts for private school or other education-related uses.

Lawmakers passed Senate Bill 233, the Georgia Promise Scholarship Act, by a 91-82 margin, a year after killing the measure.

Under the measure, taxpayers would cover the cost of scholarships up to $6,500 per student per school year, allowing families to use the money to defray “qualified” education costs, such as private school tuition.

“We are pleased to see the Georgia House of Representatives take a significant step toward empowering Georgia’s families to choose the education that best fits the needs of each child in our state,” Kyle Wingfield, president and CEO of Georgia Public Policy Foundation, said in a statement to The Center Square.

“If fully funded, the initial implementation of Georgia Promise Scholarships could serve
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