Today was a good day

By: Amy Scott As I reflect on my first School Choice Day at the State House as Chair of the South Carolina Chapter, I am in awe of the enthusiasm. Hundreds of students, parents, and teachers rallied in Columbia yesterday to cheer for school choice, thank legislators, and hear some inspiring stories. Thank you to…

What a difference a year makes

By: Marian Hall The Tennessee Chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org had a successful 2016 Capitol Day day in Nashville. We met with legislators who asked us lots of questions about why we need school choice, took photos with them, and we got to participate in a mock legislature on the House floor. It was a great day…

Champions for Children

By: Cherie Nielsen Virginia Delegate Dickie Bell has been a longtime champion for school choice in Richmond. This year he has sponsored HB 8, which would expand the availability of Virginia education by establishing a K-12 Virtual School. The Virginia Chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org held its annual Capitol Day on Wednesday March 2, which provided a…

Remember us?

By Eddie Lindsey For the second week in a row, I walked the halls of the Alabama State House, sharing my family’s school choice story with legislators. It is important to ensure parents like me across the state of Alabama — and even across the country — are empowered to choose the best school option…

Once Upon A Time

By: Linda Bates Wyoming Capitol Day was filled with many new experiences for my family. It was the first time that I shared my family’s school choice story publicly. It was also the first time my daughter, ShaiLyn, shared her school choice story publicly. With some encouragement from her amazing teacher Mrs. Khris Looney, ShaiLyn…

Good morning, Alabama

By: Annie Rutschilling It was a good morning in Alabama. Eight families, including me, from across the state had traveled to Montgomery on a Wednesday morning to support parent power in education. The Alabama State Senate Education Committee held a public hearing on Senate Bill 229, which expands access to public school options for families…

The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning

By: Blog Editor Several school choice advocates from various parts of the movement have come together to form The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning. With Amy Valentine as Executive Director, the Foundation’s Board of Directors include Linda Lopez, Robyn Bagley, Caroline Vander Ark, Dr. Rod Paige, Kenneth Campbell, Kevin P. Chavous, Allison Cleveland, and…

Get-To-Know the PSO Board Series, Part 7

With Colleen Cook Why is school choice important to you? It wasn’t until I needed to make a choice different than the traditional choices that I really gave school choice much thought. It was when I found myself needing different opportunities for my child that I realized how important it is for parents and students to…