Legislators Pass Expansion for Arizona's Most Important School Choice Programs
Posted on June 15, 2013 at 10:25 AM
PHOENIX, AZ (Jun 15, 2013) -The American Federation for Children, the nation's voice for educational choice, today praised the Arizona Legislature for passing two educational choice bills that will greatly improve educational options for thousands of Arizona families. Senate Bill 1363 expands the Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program to include kindergartners who were previously excluded from the program and expands the scholarship amount for qualifying children. House Bill 2617 improves the Corporate Tax Credit, allowing qualifying small businesses to donate to the tuition tax credit program. Both laws now await Gov. Jan Brewer's signature.
North Carolina House Passes Educational Choice Program
Posted on June 14, 2013 at 12:20 PM
The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, today applauded the North Carolina House of Representatives for passing a budget that provides funding for an educational choice program creating new opportunities for thousands of North Carolinian children. North Carolina’s educational choice program received bipartisan support and is tailored to children who participate in the federal free or reduced lunch program.
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.