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.
OPINION: Here's How Opportunity Scholarship Act Benefits Students
Posted on March 21, 2012 at 10:01 PM
As one of the primary sponsors of the Opportunity Scholarship Act, I would like to address a few points raised in The Record’s March 5 editorial “No to Vouchers.”
The OSA would give companies tax credits to pay private, public or parochial school tuition for students in some of our state’s lowest performing schools and districts. Low-income children in chronically under-performing schools could use this money to attend quality schools of their choosing, approved by the state Department of Education, where they can receive the education they deserve.
OPINION: Helping Special Needs Students
Posted on March 13, 2012 at 06:57 PM
We are parents of children with special needs. Our sons and daughters come in all shapes, sizes, ages, colors, abilities and disabilities. Parents of children with special needs do not fit any particular social or economic demographic. We are your neighbors in every city, town and village throughout rural and urban Wisconsin. Our common denominator is our unequivocal conviction and passion to protect and better our children on every level. We know one day we will not be here for them, so their future and quality of life are dependent on decisions we make today.
NEWS: Booker endorses Christie's school reforms
Posted on February 28, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker said Monday that he backs Gov. Chris Christie’s education reform measures — including school choice and teacher tenure changes — but he is critical of the new plan for higher education.
Booker, a Democratic rising star often mentioned as a possible gubernatorial contender next year to Christie, a Republican, made the comments during a meeting Monday with the Asbury Park Press editorial board.
COMMENTARY: What Research Says About School Choice
Posted on February 22, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Last year we saw an unprecedented wave of new school choice programs launch across the country. These hard-won political victories for the choice movement also consolidated important improvements in program design. Following 20 years of heated debate, new programs reflect a growing sophistication regarding the design and implementation of school choice policies.