However, Arizona voters and voters nationwide have rejected these schemes, seeing the damage they cause to their local communities:
For years, the AZ legislature has worked to pass ESA and STO private school voucher expansion.
However, the AZ legislature refuses to respect the will of the voters, and continues to attempt to pass further voucher expansion. In 2020, the legislature attempted to expand the ESA voucher program to 70% of Arizona students. This measure did not secure the votes needed to pass in the House or Senate.
These voucher programs now siphon $300 million from Arizona public schools every single year. Learn more about the damage done to Arizona’s schools here (link to AZ Funding Basics)