Be my friend, not a Bully

By: Brenden Santos They always say the best things come in small packages. Even though I’m only 11, I want to make a difference in this world. That’s why I started “Against the Bullying.” It’s a website designed to stop bullying one wristband at a time. There are too many kids my age taking their lives because…

Partnerships with Parents

By: Tillie Elvrum Earlier this month, I had the privilege of speaking on a panel at the 2016 State Policy Network alongside seasoned policy, teacher, and legal stakeholders. Our discussion focused on the 2016 Education Next Poll, but really dug into ways to bridge the divide between advocacy organizations and policy groups. I mentioned how…

***PRESS RELEASE*** STATEMENT FROM PUBLICSCHOOLOPTIONS.ORG ON FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

WASHINGTON – PublicSchoolOptions.org president Tillie Elvrum made the following statement about the final presidential debate, urging the candidates to discuss the critical importance of education in cultivating a prepared workforce for our 21st century economy. STATEMENT FROM TILLIE ELVRUM, PUBLICSCHOOLOPTIONS.ORG PRESIDENT, PARENT LEADER AND SCHOOL CHOICE ADVOCATE: “As a parent I am stunned that education…

Nationwide survey confirms PSO’s mission

A few short months ago, Phi Delta Kappa, a professional association for educators, released their annual survey that measures the American attitudes toward various issues facing public schools. For PublicSchoolOptions.org, this meant a confirmation of many of our long-held beliefs about education, and the role of parents in educational decision-making. The 50-state sample of 1,221…

STATEMENT FROM PUBLICSCHOOLOPTIONS.ORG ON NAACP CHARTER SCHOOL MORATORIUM VOTE

WASHINGTON – PublicSchoolOptions.org president Tillie Elvrum made the following statement regarding the the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) upcoming vote this weekend to pass a resolution supporting a moratorium on charter schools nationwide.  STATEMENT FROM TILLIE ELVRUM, PUBLICSCHOOLOPTIONS.ORG PRESIDENT, PARENT LEADER AND SCHOOL CHOICE ADVOCATE: “The likely vote of the NAACP…

The 44,000

44,000. That’s the number of students waiting to enroll in New York City charter schools right now. At PublicSchoolOptions.org, we know that students shouldn’t have to wait for a great education that meets their needs. We cannot afford to push off today’s education problems on future generations. The 25,000 parents that attended the “Path to…

Fresh Start

By: Colleen Cook While change is not always fun, it’s always happening. Whether it’s a change of address, change of job, or change of school, it’s sure to keep you on your toes. This fall, all three of my children start a new season of life. My daughter Cat starts 7th grade and a new…