Alabama Retirement Systems’ CEO David Bronner recently used his newsletter to lecture parents about the “extreme” idea of wanting a portion of their taxes to pay for the education of their children. His assertion sounds a bit like the National School Boards Association calling soccer moms who dare attend school board meetings terrorists.
The entire point of education savings accounts (ESAs) is to allow tax dollars to follow students to whatever school their parents choose for them. However, Bronner described ESAs as the state allocating funding to students (not true) or to be pocketed by parents who homeschool (also not true).
Not to mention that, as chief investor of the pension fund, Bronner has absolutely nothing to do with the education of children.
In contrast, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey