NATIONAL POLL: What Really Matters to Parents

Test scores play only a small role in determining where parents choose to send their children to school, according to a new survey of 1,000 parents commissioned by the National Coalition for Public School Options (PSO). Parents instead value school safety, teacher quality, and a generally positive learning environment, which were all considered “important” by…

Introducing Gov. Silverspoon

Gov. Tom Wolf’s family chose to take him out of his local school district and enroll him into one of the most prestigious – and expensive – private schools in the country, with a current price tag of $61,410 for boarding students. Despite being a very successful role model for the power of school choice –…

As Gov. Wolf Attacks Charter Schools, We Have Questions About His Expensive, Ultra-Exclusive Education at The Hill School

Gov. Tom Wolf is intent on severely curtailing school choice options in Pennsylvania by cutting funding, capping enrollment, and putting a moratorium on all new cyber schools. His actions – if successful – could have dire consequences for the thousands of families currently availing themselves of school choice in Pennsylvania. It also spells the end…

Veterans Day

Today is a day we pause to honor all veterans. Please take some time today to reflect on what their service means to/for you. I️ honor all veterans, who have selflessly served this great country. I️ am honored to have served with the best, to have worn the uniform of the United States Navy, to…

Must-Answer Questions for Rep. Curt Sonney

Last week Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) solidified his legacy in Pennsylvania as the man who proposed to kick the largest number of students out of their public schools of choice. Rep. Sonney would achieve this through newly introduced legislation that would close all public cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania, forcing 35,000 families to lose their…

Action Needed: Share Your Story

School choice is under attack throughout America. Just look at what’s happened the last few months: Gov. Tom Wolf proposed a series of executive actions that would devastate school choice in Pennsylvania In California, Gov. Newsom just signed a bill that will severely curtail new charter growth and eventually lead many to close In Missouri,…

Back-to-School Events in Virginia

My name is Julia Larsen, and I am a senior in the Virginia Virtual Academy (VAVA) for the 2019-20 school year. Enrolling in this full-time virtual school has been one of the best decisions of my academic journey.  I appreciate the choice and flexibility that being in an online school has given me. When I…

PSO Spring Successes

View Newsletter Dear Advocates: Summer is just one day away which means two important things for Public School Options: School is out and the kids are home in all the glory and agony that entails. State legislative sessions across the country have mostly wrapped up for the year. The first half of the year is…