Civitas launches Educations Savings Account Initiative – #NCed #ESA

The Civitas Institute has launched a new website to raise awareness about Education Savings Accounts or ESA’s.

Civitas has held a few Townhall’s already on ESA’s in the Triangle area. I myself attended one just last week in Apex. The next one is being held in Greensboro on February 4th. Parents wishing to attend can get more information on the Greensboro event here.

Here’s the press release from Civitas on the launch of

New Website Shows Families How ESAs Can Help Them has the facts about Education Savings Accounts
RALEIGH – To celebrate National School Choice Week and to ensure that parents have the right to choose the best educational option for their son or daughter, the Civitas Institute announces the creation of a new website,

The site, dedicated to educating North Carolinians about the benefits of Education Savings Accounts (ESAs), conveys useful information about ESAs and how they work. The site also provides a video that demonstrates how ESAs can improve the lives of families who live here in North Carolina.

“Parents are looking for ways to gain greater control over where their children go to school and how they are educated,” said Dr. Robert Luebke, senior policy analyst at the Civitas Institute. “ESAs are the best and most practical tool for parents to ensure their children are getting a quality education. ESAs are an idea whose time has come.”

ESAs are funded by taking a percentage of the state per pupil support and transferring it to a parent-controlled account. Parents can spend the money on educational expenses like tuition, tutoring, books, testing services or other approved expenses.

To visit the website, click here.

Dr. Luebke will be available for interviews to discuss ESAs and related issues. To arrange an interview, email Demi Dowdy at or call919.834.2099.

Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization committed to creating a North Carolina whose citizens enjoy liberty and prosperity derived from limited government, personal responsibility and civic engagement. Civitas conducts the only regular live-caller polling of North Carolina voters. 


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