Friday, January 13, 2012
An Arizona Scholarship Student Lets Legislators See Why School Choice Is So Important
Max Ashton, a sophomore at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, testified yesterday before members of the Arizona Senate Finance Committee, explaining to legislators how the state saved thousands of dollars thanks to him receiving a scholarship through the Corporate School Tuition Organization Tax Credit Program.
Ashton, who is blind, told senators about some of his amazing accomplishments, most of which wouldn't have been possible had it not for the opportunities he had at Brophy Prep.
The testemony was presented during the Senate Finance Committee hearing on a series of Senate Bills (most importantly, SB 1047) that would amend the state's three scholarship tax credit programs to allow for increased maximum donation amounts to School Tuition Organizations.
Click below to watch moving and inspiring testimony from a young man who attributes his remarkable success to private school choice.
- American Federation for Children | Alliance for School Choice, NM