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.
Obama Budget Says ‘No’ to DC’s Low-Income Families
Posted on March 04, 2014 at 12:00 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 4, 2014)—President Obama's Fiscal Year 2015 budget provides no new scholarship funding for the highly successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), despite the program’s proven results in improving the lives and educational outcomes for children in low-income D.C. families. The President's budget includes funding only for the statutorily required evaluation and program administration costs.
American Federation for Children Responds to Court Injunction Suspending North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program
Posted on February 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Washington, D.C. (Feb. 21, 2014) – Today the American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, expressed disappointment with a North Carolina court injunction that has suspended the enactment of the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program. The program has already demonstrated very strong popularity among parents, resulting in more than 4,500 student applications in less than two months.
Alliance for School Choice responds to erroneous claims in Grijalva letter
Posted on February 18, 2014 at 12:00 AM
PHOENIX (Feb. 18, 2014) - The Alliance for School Choice, the nation’s voice for educational choice, today responded to attacks against Arizona’s educational choice programs, which help thousands of low-income families and special needs children obtain educational options.
“Arizona families are fortunate to have educational options that empower parents and serve as a lifeline for thousands of children," said Matt Frendewey, national communications director for the Alliance for School Choice. “Parental choice allows Arizona families to choose the best educational environment for their child and it is unfortunate that the teachers union and a member of Congress would try to interfere with efforts to educate parents about their options.”
Both chambers of Mississippi Legislature pass innovative ESA program
Posted on February 14, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Washington, D.C. (Feb. 14, 2014) – Today the American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, applauds the Mississippi state legislature for advancing the Equal Opportunity for All Students with Special Needs Act, an innovative new education model that empowers parents to customize their child’s education needs. The new bill, passed by both the House (HB765) and Senate (SB2325) will create a new education savings account (ESA) program that gives parents of special needs children the ability to choose an educational environment that will best suit their child and be tailored to their individual needs.