Two States, Two New Statewide Programs

Yesterday afternoon, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, signed their respective budgets into law, enacting positive new educational choice programs for both states.

The American Federation for Children applauded both governors and state legislatures for offering bold new educational choice programs for thousands of children. The educational choice momentum in Wisconsin and Ohio comes after weeks of positive news, including the strengthening, creation or expansion of educational choice programs in Alabama, Arizona, Indiana, Louisiana, Iowa and South Carolina.

“Thanks to the bold leadership of Republicans and Democrats in states across the country, today, there are 38 individual educational choice programs in 18 states and the District of Columbia,” said Kevin P. Chavous, executive counsel for the American Federation for Children. “Parents deserve to be empowered and have a choice over the direction of their child’s education and that is increasingly becoming a reality due to the broad bipartisan support educational choice receives in states across the country.”

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