Blog: Hope the Badger State

Kim Martinez, national correspondent for the American Federation for Children is in Wisconsin this week meeting with parents, students and visiting schools to hear firsthand how educational choice is changing lives in the Badger State.

“School visits, sitting down with kids, hearing from teachers, parents and administrators firsthand is such a strong reminder about the power of educational choice,” said Martinez. “Milwaukee is home to the nation’s first voucher program, and for 24 years this program has offered tens of thousands of parents and children with hope – which is why it was fitting to visit Hope Fortis school today.”

Hope Fortis is a K4-8 school that has tremendous success offering low-income minority students with a quality education.

During Kim’s visit she was able to pop into one of the elementary school music classes to hear the students performing.

Hope Kids

Deion on Morning Joe

ICYMI: Deion Sanders stopped by “Morning Joe” to discuss educational choice

May 9, 2014

This morning, Deion Sanders, Hall of Fame football star, NFL Network analyst and star of AFC’s PSA “Educational Choice Now” appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to discuss the importance of educational choice and his work with the American Federation for Children.


Click below to see a clip from Deion’s appearance:

Deion on Morning Joe


In case you missed it, our “Educational Choice Now” PSA features celebrities including Sanders, Olympic gold medal winner and former WNBA star Lisa Leslie, NBA star and ABC/ESPN analyst Jalen Rose, Kathie Lee Gifford, Lou Gossett Jr., Vivica Fox, Stephen A. Smith, Keshia Knight Pulliam, “Mary Mary,” Janet Evans, Theotis Beasley, Mary Millben, Laila Ali and Garcelle Beauvais, all advocating for educational choice.