(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)
While East leads West 3 ESA programs to 2, West has pulled an improbable victory over East with much broader eligibility.
The once lonely Arizona program has been joined by neighboring Nevada. The Arizona ESA makes around a quarter of Arizona public school students eligible to participate. The new kid on the Western bloc makes 100% of public school students eligible.
While East has three programs, wonderful programs I might add, all three focus exclusively on special needs students, and in two out of three cases not even all special needs students.
I’m calling it: West is your leader in the clubhouse.