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Author, economist and educational choice advocate Arthur Brooks to speak at AFC Policy Summit

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 12:00 AM | Washington, D.C.

Washington D.C. (April 17, 2014) – The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, is pleased to announce Arthur Brooks as a keynote speaker for the 5th Annual AFC National Policy Summit, #EdRevolution: Breaking Down Barriers to Educational Choice. Brooks is an educational choice advocate, noted author and president of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). He will speak Wednesday, May 21. 

Ariz. Legislature passes bill allowing small businesses to provide scholarships for low-income children

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:00 AM | Arizona

PHOENIX (April 16, 2014) – The Arizona Federation for Children, the state’s voice for educational choice, applauds Arizona Legislators who voted in favor of allowing S-Corporations to participate in a scholarship program for children in low-income families.

SB1048, sponsored by Sen. Steve Yarbrough, gives small businesses the option of a dollar-for-dollar tax credit in exchange for their donations to the state’s school tuition organizations, or STOs—non-profit organizations that direct 90 percent of their revenue into scholarships for children who otherwise could not afford to attend a private school of their parents' choice.

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American Federation for Children Mourns the Passing of Bishop Joseph McFadden

Posted on May 02, 2013 at 04:50 PM | National

William Oberndorf, member of the board of directors and Chairman Emeritus of the Alliance for School Choice, issued the following statement on behalf of the American Federation for Children and Alliance for School Choice  with regard to the passing of The Most Reverend Joseph McFadden, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg and Chairman of Committee on Catholic Education for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Arizona Legislators Unanimously Pass New Anti-Fraud Measures to Strengthen and Protect School Choice Program

Posted on May 01, 2013 at 02:10 PM | Arizona

The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, today applauded the work of Arizona legislators for protecting the integrity of Arizona’s trailblazing Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESA) by unanimously voting in favor House Bill 2458, anti-fraud legislation that safeguards ESAs. The American Federation for Children praises all Arizona legislators for ensuring ESA funds are being used properly and adding needed accountability measures to the one-of-a-kind program. Empowerment Scholarship Accounts allow Arizona parents to take unprecedented control over their children’s education.