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Educational Choice Becomes Reality in North Carolina
Posted on July 20, 2013 at 10:05 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 21, 2013) – The American Federation for Children (AFC), the nation’s voice for educational choice, today applauded the North Carolina Legislature for creating the nation’s newest statewide voucher program, the third created this year. AFC encouraged legislators to remain committed to expanding the program, to ensure thousands of children from low-income families will have access to quality educational options. North Carolina’s new Opportunity Scholarship Act received bipartisan support and was included as part of the budget bill which cleared conference committee and is expected to pass both chambers before being presented to the governor. The program is tailored to children who participate in the federal free or reduced lunch program.
Athletes and Celebrities Pack ESPYS Pre-party to Celebrate and Learn About Education Reform
Posted on July 17, 2013 at 02:25 PM
An estimated 300 attendees, including sports legends, celebrities and educational choice advocates packed the WP-24 Wolfgang Puck restaurant last night to celebrate the Alliance for School Choice's 2nd annual Champions for Choice event. In conjunction with the ESPY awards, Champions for Choice was hosted by former NBA star and current ESPN/NBA analyst Jalen Rose, four-time Olympic Gold Medalist and former WNBA star Lisa Leslie, and educational choice advocate from the Alliance for School Choice, Kevin P. Chavous. The event brought together celebrities and athletes to discuss the importance of education reform and ensuring kids from across the country have access to high-quality educational opportunities.
Two States, Two New Statewide Programs
Posted on July 01, 2013 at 04:25 PM
Yesterday afternoon, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, signed their respective budgets into law, enacting positive new educational choice programs for both states.
Wisconsin Expands Educational Opportunities for Children
Posted on July 01, 2013 at 03:30 PM
The American Federation for Children, the nation's voice for educational choice, today applauded Gov. Scott Walker for signing into law a significant increase in funding for children enrolled in choice or charter schools. This increase in funding of more than $70 million will inevitably provide children from disadvantaged homes with more opportunities. Also signed into a law was the creation of a modest statewide voucher program.