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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 or call (202) 280-1986.

American Federation for Children Mourns the Passing of Bishop Joseph McFadden

Posted on May 02, 2013 at 04:50 PM | National

William Oberndorf, member of the board of directors and Chairman Emeritus of the Alliance for School Choice, issued the following statement on behalf of the American Federation for Children and Alliance for School Choice  with regard to the passing of The Most Reverend Joseph McFadden, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg and Chairman of Committee on Catholic Education for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Arizona Legislators Unanimously Pass New Anti-Fraud Measures to Strengthen and Protect School Choice Program

Posted on May 01, 2013 at 02:10 PM | Arizona

The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, today applauded the work of Arizona legislators for protecting the integrity of Arizona’s trailblazing Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESA) by unanimously voting in favor House Bill 2458, anti-fraud legislation that safeguards ESAs. The American Federation for Children praises all Arizona legislators for ensuring ESA funds are being used properly and adding needed accountability measures to the one-of-a-kind program. Empowerment Scholarship Accounts allow Arizona parents to take unprecedented control over their children’s education.

More School Choice Momentum in Mississippi

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 02:00 PM | National

The American Federation for Children – the nation’s voice for educational choice – today applauded Gov. Phil Bryant and the Mississippi legislature for passing HB 896, which provides scholarships to students with speech and language disabilities to attend a qualified private school of their parents’ choice. The speech-language therapy scholarship program is a limited program but another step forward for students who deserve more educational choices.

American Federation for Children Policy Summit to Feature Panels on Quality and Transparency

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 04:10 PM | National

The American Federation for Children (AFC) – the nation’s voice for educational choice – will feature panels on the role of accountability in publicly funded private school choice programs and the importance of providing parents with reliable information about their school choices at this year’s fourth annual National Policy Summit.