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 […]

Why the world’s poor choose to pay private school tuition

By Cato Institute on Saturday, August 8th, 2015 in School Choice No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In The Beautiful Tree: A Personal Journey Into How the World’s Poorest People Are Educating Themselves, researcher James Tooley documented how low-cost private schools operated in the world’s poorest areas, from the slums of Hyderabad in India to remote mountain villages in China and shanty towns in Kenya.

Florida judge dismisses lawsuit against school choice

By Cato Institute on Monday, May 25th, 2015 in School Choice No Comments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This morning, a Florida circuit court judge dismissed with prejudice a lawsuit by the members of the education establishment against the 13-year old Florida Tax-Credit Scholarship law, which grants tax credits to corporations that make donations to nonprofit scholarship organizations.