yes. every kid. foundation. recommendations heeded by Oklahoma regulator overseeing universal education tax credit

In early October, the Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC) sought public input on its proposed rules for the state’s new Parental Choice Tax Credit. The universal, refundable tax credit is available to families who choose to educate their kids outside of their local public school, providing up to $7,500 per student for families who choose approved … Read more

yes. every kid. foundation. speaks up for Arizona families at ESA hearing

In May, Arizona House Speaker Ben Toma and Minority Leader Andres Cano agreed to create an “Ad Hoc Committee on Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Governance and Oversight.” The committee was tasked with gathering information from “experts, parents, and the public about the structure and functions of an appropriate governance and oversight body” over the state’s Empowerment … Read more

New poll shows overwhelming majority of Tennesseans support education freedom 

A new poll in Tennessee found strong support for school choice, with three-quarters of Tennessee voters supporting school choice, and a majority – 56% – strongly in support.   When it comes to education savings accounts, nearly six-in-ten (58%) registered voters support ESAs.  Additionally, voters support expanding the state’s ESA program to all families across … Read more

A Kid’s Perspective on No More Lines 

By Tennille Caulfield, No More Lines Fellow Imagine a world where a child’s educational journey is not determined by their ZIP code—where the boundaries of their learning are not confined to arbitrary lines on a map. This is the concept of No More Lines policies. It is a topic that is reshaping the landscape of … Read more

New poll shows overwhelming majority of North Dakotans support education freedom 

Support was consistent across demographics.  BISMARCK, North Dakota — A new poll conducted by Arc Insights on behalf of yes. every kid. foundation. found that more than two-thirds of North Dakotans support school choice, with 41% in strong support. When it comes to Education Savings Accounts, more than six-in-ten likely voters support an ESA program in North Dakota, with high … Read more

Every student has potential. School choice can unlock it.  

The following is testimony from YESF VP of Strategy Matt Frendewey to the Kansas Legislature’s Special Committee on Education on October 4, 2023. Published in Every Kansas child is born with boundless potential only waiting to be unleashed, and each deserves an education designed to unleash their talent. But that’s not possible when we … Read more

New Survey Asks What Michigan Parents Value in K-12 Education

By Matt Frendewey Michigan parents overwhelmingly endorse school choice while also expressing strong support for their local public schools. Contrary to common narratives framing this as a binary choice, recent research from the yes. every kid. foundation. reveals that 69% of Michigan families are in favor of school choice, and 68% also back their local … Read more

yes. every kid. foundation. Weighs in on Historic Implementation of The Parental Choice Tax Credit 

For Immediate Release: October 12, 2023 Contact: Shannon Pahls,  OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma made history this year with the passage of the Parental Choice Tax Credit, empowering all families in the state with education freedom. The first-in-the-nation tax credit legislation is universal, refundable, and prioritizes families.   Earlier this week, the Tax Commission proposed rules … Read more

Nature-Based Learning: A Breath of Fresh Air in Education

An interesting shift in the educational landscape has been brewing, bringing a breath of fresh air—quite literally—to the way we think about schooling. Nature-based unconventional learning environments, whether they are microschools, pandemic pods, homeschool co-operatives, or private schools, are flourishing across the country. And parents are taking note. Why the Shift to Nature? Also known … Read more

No More Lines: An Interview with Kelley Williams-Bolar

Christina Garrett, No More Lines fellow and productivity coach for busy moms, sat down with Kelley Williams-Bolar, also a No More Lines fellow, educator, and mother, to discuss Kelley’s story of being jailed for simply enrolling her children in a nearby public school. The conversation covered the impact of Kelley’s struggle to simply enroll her … Read more