Obama Budget Says ‘No’ to DC’s Low-Income Families
Posted on March 04, 2014 at 12:00 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 4, 2014)—President Obama's Fiscal Year 2015 budget provides no new scholarship funding for the highly successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), despite the program’s proven results in improving the lives and educational outcomes for children in low-income D.C. families. The President's budget includes funding only for the statutorily required evaluation and program administration costs.
American Federation for Children Responds to Court Injunction Suspending North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program
Posted on February 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Washington, D.C. (Feb. 21, 2014) – Today the American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, expressed disappointment with a North Carolina court injunction that has suspended the enactment of the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program. The program has already demonstrated very strong popularity among parents, resulting in more than 4,500 student applications in less than two months.
American Federation for Children Mourns the Passing of Bishop Joseph McFadden
Posted on May 02, 2013 at 04:50 PM
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
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.