PROMISE KEPT: Trump cuts federal DOE budget, increases funds for school choice

By Victor Skinner on Monday, March 20th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for the U.S. Department of Education is exactly what he promised during the 2016 campaign: Massive cuts coupled with a strong focus on growing school choice options for poor families. The Trump administration released a sketch of its 2018 spending plan for education Thursday that includes an […]


VIDEO: College students hate Trump EdSec DeVos — but agree with her beliefs

By Victor Skinner on Monday, March 13th, 2017 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – College students who oppose Betsy DeVos as Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education don’t know what they’re talking about, a recent YouTube video makes clear. Hypeline News posted a video on Friday that exposes just how uneducated college students at one school are about Betsy DeVos, and that many actually support her views […]


Trump visits FL private school to tout school choice

By Victor Skinner on Sunday, March 5th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

ORLANDO, Fla. – President Donald Trump and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are showcasing school choice today with a visit to St. Andrew Catholic School, a private school that participates in Florida’s tax credit scholarship program. And about 100 school choice opponents, including many teachers union members and others who depend on the public school […]


Homeschooling popularity ‘soars’ across the U.S.

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The popularity of homeschooling is exploding across the United States, far outpacing enrollment growth in public schools and other educational options. The National Home Education Research Institute contends homeschooling is the fastest growing form of education in America, with an estimated 2.3 million students now learning at home, according to the […]


Philly charter school receives 9,190 applications for 96 open seats

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia’s MaST Community Charter School is the perfect example of the high demand for quality education alternatives to traditional public schools. The award-winning school is well-known for its top-notch math and science programs, and parents are clearly paying attention. The limited enrollment school accepted 9,190 applications for just 96 open spots, which were […]


Presidential candidate wannabe Booker turns on DeVos — after praising her ‘incredible organization’

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey is speaking out against Monday’s confirmation of school choice advocate Betsy DeVos as the next Secretary of Education, despite his history of supporting her mission. “To all who are angry or frustrated about today’s vote confirming DeVos, please know: the vote may be over, but our […]


NACSA: Leaning on states to regulate the life out of the charter school movement

By Steve Gunn on Friday, January 27th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

Part 2 of 4 The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the term “charter school” as a “tax-supported school” that operates “without most local and state educational regulations so as to achieve set goals.” The last part of that definition is rapidly become outdated and inaccurate. In the 1990s, when charter schools first started popping up, there was […]


Charter school sector, national school choice movement, headed in different directions

By Steve Gunn on Friday, January 27th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

Part 1 of 4 Too many lazy, misinformed journalists have developed a bad habit when reporting about the national K-12 school choice movement. They tend to use the term “charter school” as a synonym for school choice, which is increasingly inaccurate. They assume that the mainstream charter school community is on the same page as […]


WY school officials in grizzly country: ‘When you’re in rural areas … (arming staff) does make sense’

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Liberals are mocking Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos over comments about the potential use of guns in schools to ward off grizzlies in places like Wyoming. But those who live among the deadly bruins don’t necessarily think it’s a bad idea, and count themselves among many in rural communities that could benefit from […]


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 […]