American Federation for Children released "2015 Legislative Impact Report"

American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, released “Progress: 2015 Legislative Impact Report.” The annual publication highlights the progress made by the American Federation for Children and the school choice movement at large. This year’s highlights include seven new programs enacted and four new school choice states.
“2015 was one of the best years ever for parents as legislators and governors around the country responded to their demands for greater education choice and innovation in K-12 education,” said Betsy DeVos, chairman of the American Federation for Children. “This year’s progress demonstrates our nation is rapidly moving toward a new definition of public education where public dollars follow a child to the best education environment of his or her needs, where children are no longer defined by their ZIP code or family’s finances but as unique students with unique learning abilities, strengths and weakness. This is the future of education in American and its path rich with innovation, customization and parental empowerment.”
Today there are 48 parental choice programs in 23 states and Washington, D.C. In 2015 alone, private school choice bills have passed in at least one house of the legislature in 25 states this year and a total of 43 legislative chambers.
2015 Legislative Impact Report
LIR 2015 increase chart

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American Federation for Children is the nation’s leading school choice advocacy organization and works in states across the country to help secure additional, high-quality educational options for families.

 

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