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The American Federation for Children is dedicated to providing members of the media with timely, accurate assistance regarding school choice issues. To arrange an interview, contact Matt Frendewey at MFrendewey@FederationForChildren.org or call (202) 280-1986.

Chavous to Buono: Join Your Fellow Democrats, Support Educational Choice

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 02:30 PM | New Jersey
AFC urges Buono to put all options on the table for New Jersey's Children
 
Washington, DC (Oct. 10, 2013) – The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, today urged Democratic candidate for governor, State Senator Barbara Buono to join many of her fellow New Jersey Democrats who support educational choice. On the campaign trail and at a gubernatorial debate on Monday, Buono criticized Gov. Chris Christie for his support of educational choice to help children in low-income families escape schools that are failing them.

WSJ Op-ed: Vouchers Can Help Kids and Big-City Politicians

Posted on October 07, 2013 at 11:55 PM | National

Vouchers Can Help Kids and Big-City Politicians

In his former post as White House chief of staff, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel famously remarked: "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste." What he said next is less remembered: "And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before."
 
These words come to mind as municipal governments across the country—from Stockton, Calif., to Jefferson County, Ala., to Mr. Emanuel's own city—grapple with massively underfunded public pensions, lowered bond ratings, and the prospect of layoffs for thousands of teachers and other public employees. These crises are opportunities for leaders to do things they could not do before.

Arizona Court of Appeals Says State Funded Scholarships Are Constitutional

Posted on October 01, 2013 at 11:55 PM | Arizona

Hundreds of families will be allowed to continue using the unique educational choice program

PHOENIX, ARIZ. (Oct. 1, 2013) - The Arizona Federation for Children, a state affiliate to the American Federation for Children, celebrated the Arizona Court of Appeals ruling which unanimously upheld the legality of the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESA). The opinion, issued today, ensures parents and their children continue to have access to this vital educational option.

Indiana educational choice program receives more than 20,000 student applications

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 07:25 PM | Indiana
Huge demand demonstrates importance of educational choice program
 
Washington, D.C. (Sept. 24, 2013) – The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, issued the following statement in response to the Indiana Department of Education reporting that 20,047 students applied for Indiana’s educational choice program.