Unfortunately, Georgia’s Education Savings Account bill failed to receive a floor vote last week, effectively ending its chances for this year. House Bill 243 would have provided parents with the amount of funding the public school would have allocated for each child. The ESA could be used for multiple educational purposes including private school tuition. We are hopeful that Governor Deal’s Education Reform Commission will research ESA as one way to expand school choice in Georgia. Agudath Israel and its coalition partners will continue to meet with legislators and encourage elected officials to keep fighting for more options for Georgia students, regardless of where they choose to attend school.