I struggled in a public district school. I was constantly bullied, and the administration wouldn’t do anything about it. I didn’t get the help I needed to understand our material because our class size was too big.
When my parents were awarded the STO (tuition tax credit), it enabled them to send me to a private school. This school was much better because it aligned with my family’s values, and I could get plenty of help when needed. I appreciate my private school education very much, and it has driven me to continue to pursue higher education with those same values.
Every child deserves an education that is best suited for them. I was able to go to my school because of our state’s STO program, and so was my sister. On the other hand, my brother has been able to go to the school of my parent’s choice because he has an ESA. No matter where they live, every child should have the option to attend the best school for them, where they can thrive. When they find the best school, a child can soar through their education.