WASHINGTON, D.C. – Colleen Cook, president of the National Coalition for Public School Options (PSO), the nation’s leading parent education advocacy organization with active chapters in more than 30 states, today issued the following statement on Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address:
“Today is yet another example of how Gov. Wolf is out of touch with parents across Pennsylvania. The governor was fortunate to have the resources to attend the schools of his choice, but his proposals would deny countless Pennsylvania families whose children are trapped in failing school districts their own options. Like Gov. Wolf, PSO supports teachers, especially those who work so hard in Pennsylvania’s charters schools. Unlike Gov. Wolf, we won’t put teachers unions above families and their children. School districts that have failed generations of their students had their chance. We cannot stand by and hope the status quo somehow improves. It’s time to provide all Pennsylvania families with options for educating their children.”
PSO is a national alliance of parents that supports and defends parents’ rights to access the best public school options for their children, and is led by a seven-member national parent board of directors. The organization supports the creation of public school options, including charter schools, online schools, magnet schools, open enrollment policies and other innovative education programs. Additionally, PSO advocates for equal access without restrictions to these public schools for all children.
PSO and its parent board of directors lead national and state advocacy initiatives that (1) focus on education policies that empower parents with more school choice options; (2) eliminate access barriers families face in choosing the school that works best for their children; and (3) ensure parents, not bureaucrats, are trusted with their children’s education decisions.
PSO mobilizes thousands of parents across the country to help them advocate for greater access to school choice and push back against policies that undermine parent choice.
For more information about the National Coalition for Public School Options visit www.publicschooloptions.org or follow PSO on Twitter at @pubschoolops and on Facebook at @PublicSchoolOptions.
The National Coalition for Public School Options is a national alliance of parents, which supports and defends parents’ rights to access the best public school options for their children. PSO supports the creation of public school options, including charter schools, online schools, magnet schools, open enrollment policies and other innovative education programs. Additionally, we advocate for equal access without restrictions to these public schools for all children.