ESAs have been touted as a conservative issue, but Homeschool Idaho believes that ESAs are anything but conservative. It is remarkably unusual for a true conservative to work toward furtherance of the goals of the World Economic Forum, and especially UNESCO, the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization, both of which are strong proponents of ESAs.

Furthermore, ESAs have strong ties to the Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) through their Collaborating States Initiative. Their Transformative Social and Emotional Learning standards have been used to groom students to accept Critical Race Theory, among other things. 

While we appreciate the desire to help more parents afford private and home education, we hold a vastly different opinion on how to achieve this goal. ESAs place an enormous amount of misguided trust in the government. Proponents of ESAs are trusting that the government will not unduly regulate what it funds. They trust that today’s benevolent administration of funds will not gravitate toward future tyranny once private actors have been eliminated through assimilation into the single system.

Please do not be misled, as many legislators and candidates have been, into thinking that ESAs are a conservative issue!