Honoring a long-time supporter of school choice

On Wednesday evening, the American Federation for Children awarded Cardinal Timothy Dolan with their 2020 John T. Walton Honoree award for his long-time support of school choice.  Before serving as as Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Dolan served the Church as Archbishop of Milwaukee, when Milwaukee first launched its school voucher program that would become the…

What Samantha Bee Got Wrong About School Choice

Comedian Samantha Bee went on the attack against school choice this week during the latest episode of her show, Full Frontal.  Bee goes on the attack against school choice, framing it as a Republican “boogie man” issue, focusing much of her attention on President Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Obviously, this is expected,…

Dispelling school choice myths

Earlier this week, we tuned into the CATO Institute’s School Choice Myths: Setting the Record Straight on Education Freedom webinar, for a discussion on a new book featuring voices from across the school choice movement dispelling myths surrounding educational options. Most of the myths were things we hear A LOT in our advocacy work. For…

Parent Leadership Conference Agenda

September 16Day One: Policy 12:00 PM EDT – Welcome  Remarks Governor Asa Hutchinson, ArkansasU.S. Senator Tim ScottColleen Cook, President PSO Board of Directors 12:09 PM EDT – Achieving Parent Power: A Policy Primer Jeanne Allen, Center for Education Reform 12:42 PM EDT – Education Disruption and Innovation During COVID-19 Corey DeAngelis, Reason FoundationKerry McDonald, Foundation…

Kansas City School District Continues to Violate Parents’ Rights; PSO Calls on Missouri Education Officials to Act Immediately

The National Coalition for Public School Options (PSO) Missouri Chapter sent the Missouri Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) a letter today demanding action against the Kansas City Public School District (KCPS) for continuing to block families from accessing the school of their choice as guaranteed under Missouri law.

National Coalition for Public School Options Joins yes. every kid. to Demand More From Nation’s K-12 Education System

Washington, DC (September 8, 2020)—The National Coalition for Public School Options (PSO)—the nation’s leading parent choice advocacy organization—today announced it joined allies from across the education reform space in support of yes. every kid. yes. Every kid. Is an education organization that is dedicated to driving a new conversation, new results and new possibilities for every…