Elizabeth Warren was school voucher supporter — before Trump was elected

By Victor Skinner on Monday, January 16th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has spoken out against President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, because of the Michigan philanthropist’s support for school vouchers. And while Warren is expected to grill DeVos before the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee on Tuesday over her long-standing support for school choice, […]

POLL: 68 percent of Americans support school choice for parents, students

By Victor Skinner on Friday, January 13th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A recent national poll on school choice shows strong support across key demographics, including a majority who approve of President-elect Donald Trump’s plans for national programs. The American Federation for Children conducted its third annual National School Choice Poll of 1,100 likely voters last week and found a staggering 68 percent support […]

School choice opponents claim vouchers will make TX ‘most cost effective place for ISIS to train children’

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

AUSTIN, Texas – School choice opponents are making some outlandish claims in an attempt to kill new educational options proposed by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, including a suggestion that school vouchers could be used to train ISIS terrorists. League City Independent School District Technology Integration Specialist Rod Dunklee recently wrote in to The Daily News […]

Big-spending NY district w/ poor academic results condemns Trump Ed Sec pick

By Victor Skinner on Monday, January 2nd, 2017 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. – A New York school district is objecting to President-elect Donald Trump’s pick of school choice advocate Betsy DeVos to head the Department of Education, despite years of academic failures and ever-increasing school budgets. The Board of Education for Long Island’s Patchogue-Medford School District approved a resolution shortly before Christmas to condemn Michigan […]

National School Choice Week to feature more than 20,000 events in 2017

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National School Choice Week is expected to feature more than 20,000 events across the country in 2017, a sign of growing public support for school choice as one of its biggest champions is slated to take control of the U.S. Department of Education. National School Choice Week 2017 will eclipse the 16,745 […]

School choice advocates celebrate victories in AR, FL, GA, IN, IA, KY, LA, MO, NV, OK, TN, WI

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Federation for Children, a pro-school choice advocacy group, is touting nationwide momentum for its cause in the wake of the 2016 election. A total of 80 out of 82 candidates endorsed by the AFC won their races across the country on election night, making it clear that many parents are […]

Unions account for 99.4% of contributions to block MA charter school expansion

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

BOSTON – The nation’s teachers unions hate charter schools that compete with traditional unionized public schools, so they’re spending millions to fight against a dozen new charter schools in Massachusetts. Massachusetts voters will decide Question 2 on the November ballot, which would authorize 12 new charter schools in the state if approved. A campaign to […]

NAACP fights charter schools, chooses union alliances over black families

By Victor Skinner on Monday, October 17th, 2016 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

CINNCINATTI, Ohio – The NAACP has officially lined up against black parents who want the best educational options available for their children. Instead, the NAACP chose to align itself with the nation’s largest teachers unions and block competition with traditional unionized public schools when its executive board voted to back a moratorium on charter schools […]

160 black leaders slam NAACP, ‘civil rights’ group’s opposition to more school choice

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A group of more than 160 black leaders is demanding that the NAACP call off its planned push for national moratorium on charter schools by highlighting the benefits of school choice for black families. The NAACP, a self-described “civil rights” group, in July announced plans to call for a national charter school […]

EdSec slams homeschooling: ‘Not getting rapid instructional experience’ like in government schools

By Victor Skinner on Friday, September 23rd, 2016 in Uncategorized 6 Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Education John King recently claimed that many of the nation’s 2.3 million homeschooled students are worse off than their public school counterparts. Politico reports that King was addressing a breakfast hosted by The Christian Science Monitor Wednesday when he claimed that despite the “very tremendous academic success” of some […]

CA school district launches home school program to stem enrollment decline

By Victor Skinner on Friday, July 22nd, 2016 in Uncategorized 4 Comments

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – A California school district is trying a new approach to attract more students amid declining enrollment: listening to parents and giving them what they want. Conejo Valley Unified School District is launching the K-6 Independent Home Study Program to offer parents support in homeschooling their children personalized education programs tailored to […]

Teachers embrace National School Choice Week, celebrate all educational options

By Association of American Educators on Friday, January 29th, 2016 in School Choice No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – School choice is a hot topic in 2016. Whether headlines point to students excelling in public charter schools or in innovative blended learning programs, students and teachers are taking advantage of the options and flexibility provided by school choice policies across the country. The fact is every educational setting is a choice. […]

National School Choice Week 2016 is bigger and better than ever

By Victor Skinner on Friday, January 29th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

DENVER – Flagstaff Academy eighth grader Caleb Serrette gets it. “Children need to go to a school that best suits them that way they’re learning something that is correct for them,” he told a massive crowd of supporters who gathered at the Colorado State Capitol Thursday for National School Choice Week. “That way they can […]

National School Choice Week sweeps across U.S. with 16,140 events

By Victor Skinner on Monday, January 25th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It’s National School Choice Week! Schools, parents, students, lawmakers, education leaders, and others are participating in an unprecedented 16,140 events across the country this week to raise awareness about a variety of educational options. “The goal of National School Choice Week is to raise awareness among parents when it comes to their […]

VIDEO: Cruz launches homeschool coalition, slams Common Core

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 in Video No Comments

HOUSTON, Texas – The Ted Cruz presidential campaign launched a homeschool coalition with a new video explaining why the Republican candidate is a strong supporter of school choice options. “Being a dad is the most important job I have. That’s why I admire each parent educator so much, because you’re not only parenting, but you’re […]