American Federation for Children Statement on the State of the Union

Statement from John Schilling, President of the American Federation of Children:

“As President Trump said tonight in his State of the Union address, educational freedom is fundamentally about the opportunity to achieve the American dream. We are grateful to the Administration for making the case that every child in America deserves a high quality education, but millions of families today, and particularly lower income families, have only one option. Policymakers should heed the call of voters so that students like Janiyah, and so many others who are on wait lists, can access a quality education.

“The administration’s proposal to expand educational choice would be a lifeline to children trapped in schools that are not meeting their needs. Ultimately, Education Freedom Scholarships will empower families and could provide more than a million students with better educational options, all while providing additional money for K-12 education.”