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Turning the Tide

Turning the Tide is the official newsletter of the American Federation for Children, sent monthly to thousands of subscribers across the country. Interested in receiving Turning the Tide every month? Click here to sign up.

Each month, we name a "Champion for School Choice," an award given to an elected official or other prominent voice for school choice who has stood out as an especially stalwort supporter of educational options. Each newsletter's Champion for School Choice is listed below with the corresponding month in which they won the award.

You can view past editions of Turning the Tide at the links below.

November 2012

  • Champions for School Choice: Camden New Jersey Moms Sandra Vargas, Maria Roldan, and Gricelda Ruiz

August 2012

  • Champion for School Choice: Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White

July 2012

  • Champion for School Choice: Ohio Representative Bill Patmon

May 2012

  • Champion for School Choice: Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal

March 2012

  • Champions for School Choice: Louisiana Representative Steve Carter and Senator Conrad Appel

February 2012

  • Champion for School Choice: Virginia Delegate Algie Howell

January 2012

  • Champions for School Choice: New Mexico State Senator Pete Campos and New Mexico Representative Antonio Maestas

December 2011

  • Champion for School Choice: Louisiana BESE Member Chas Roemer

October 2011

  • Champion for School Choice: Former Philadelphia Superintendent Arlene Ackerman

September 2011

  • Champion for School Choice: Former NBA Star Jalen Rose

August 2011

  • Champion for School Choice: Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett

July 2011

  • Champion for School Choice: Former Ohio Rep. Jon Peterson (R)

June 2011

  • Champion for School Choice: Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson

May 2011

  • Champions for School Choice: Wisconsin Rep. Michelle Litjens (R) & Sen. Leah Vukmir (R)

April 2011

  • Champion for School Choice: U.S. Rep Daniel Lipinski (D-IL)

March 2011

  • Champion for School Choice: Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R)

February 2011

  • Champion for School Choice: Pennsylvania Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D)

December 2010

  • Champion for School Choice: U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)

October 2010

  • Champions for School Choice: New Jersey Sens. Tom Kean (R) & Ray Lesniak (D)

September 2010

  • Champions for School Choice: Georgia Sens. Chip Rogers (R) and David Casas (R)

August 2010

  • Champion for School Choice: Former Louisiana Sen. Ann Duplessis (D)

July 2010

  • Champions for School Choice: Florida Sen. Joe Negron (R) & Rep. Will Weatherford (R)

June 2010

  • Champion for School Choice: U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT)

April 2010

  • Champion for School Choice: Louisiana Rep. Austin Badon (D)