Put Kids First, Put North Dakota First

For decades, K-12 education has been a source of pride for North Dakotans. But as the world gets smaller and other states (and countries) expand educational offerings to their students, we are in jeopardy of being left behind. For example, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds recently signed their state’s first school choice bill. 

School choice will preserve North Dakota’s reputation for great schools while offering every student an opportunity to succeed, no matter their learning style, status or zip code. 

House Bill No. 1532 reimburses participating North Dakota families up to 30% of tuition at an eligible K-12 nonpublic school. For some families, that might mean the difference between success and failure!

Students deserve a school that fits their needs and aligns with their ethics, beliefs and values. 

Protectors of the status quo in education like the teachers’ union are afraid of school choice because it’s focused on kids, not adults.

Put Kids First. Put North Dakota First. Urge the Senate to pass House Bill No. 1532!

Learn more!

Feb. 23 — The sky won’t fall if North Dakota prioritizes students over systems

As legislators consider an educational reimbursement program for families (H.B. 1532), the Chicken Littles are out in full force to fearmonger.

Feb. 8 — Making the case for school choice

No, Mr. Omdahl, school choice programs do not “divert money away from public schools” or violate the constitution.

Jan. 26 — National School Choice Week: Education freedom and how North Dakota can do more

Right now, students have no charter schools, no magnet schools, no private school choice program, and only inter-district public school choice via open enrollment.

Dec. 19 — Another study on how a school choice program hasn’t hurt traditional school districts

Critics are quick to argue that educational freedom harms traditional school districts — but that’s simply not the case.