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New Statewide Voucher Program Attracts Huge Demand
Posted on August 15, 2013 at 01:45 PM
The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, today urged the Governor and legislature to recognize the overwhelming demand for educational choice in Wisconsin and consider lifting enrollment caps on the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP). More than 2,400 Wisconsin families applied to participate in Wisconsin’s new statewide voucher program during the 2013-14 school year, nearly five times more than the 500 seats allowed, according to numbers released today by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
American Federation for Children Congratulates Mayor Cory Booker
Posted on August 13, 2013 at 09:20 PM
The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, congratulated educational choice champion Newark Mayor Cory Booker for winning today’s special Democratic primary election to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate. Booker spoke at the 2012 AFC National Policy Summit, where he delivered a stirring address in support of educational choice and its importance to New Jersey’s parents and children.
Alliance for School Choice Mourns the Passing of Founding Board Member Peter M. Flanigan
Posted on July 30, 2013 at 01:40 PM
The following is a statement from the Alliance for School Choice and American Federation for Children honoring the memory and service of Peter M. Flanigan, visionary philanthropist and longtime member of the Board of Directors for the Alliance for School Choice, who passed away Sunday, July 28, at the age of 90. A renowned leader in the national education reform movement for well over two decades, Mr. Flanigan served as a founding board member of the Alliance for School Choice since its inception in 2004, as well as on the boards for the predecessor organizations of the Alliance. In 2004, the Alliance for School Choice honored his exceptional work by awarding him with the inaugural John T. Walton Champions for School Choice Award, an annual recognition given to those who have exhibited outstanding leadership in advocating for educational opportunities on behalf of disadvantaged children. In addition to his work with the Alliance, Mr. Flanigan was the founder of Student Sponsor Partners in New York City, which has enabled nearly 6,000 disadvantaged children over the past 27 years to graduate from high school.
North Carolina Legislature Passes Educational Choice Program
Posted on July 25, 2013 at 07:35 AM
Washington, D.C. (July 25, 2013)– The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, today applauded the North Carolina Legislature for taking a historic step by passing the nation’s newest statewide voucher program. The new Opportunity Scholarship program was passed yesterday as part of the state budget, which is expected to be signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory. The bipartisan-sponsored and supported Opportunity Scholarship program is tailored to assist low-income families in obtaining high-quality educational options for their children.