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…

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…

***PRESS RELEASE*** Parents to State Board of Education: Put Interests of Students First

Virtual Education Work Group is considering policy recommendations for virtual schools  WASHINGTON – The National Coalition for Public School Options (PSO) released the following statement ahead of today’s Indiana State Board of Education Meeting where the full board will vote on policy recommendations made by the Virtual Education Work Group. The Work Group has been meeting over the…

***PRESS RELEASE*** Parents Respond to State Board of Education Vote on Virtual School Recommendations

Virtual Education Work Group presented policy recommendations for virtual schools  WASHINGTON – The National Coalition for Public School Options (PSO) released the following statement following today’s Indiana State Board of Education Meeting where the full board voted on policy recommendations for the state’s public virtual schools. STATEMENT FROM TILLIE ELVRUM, PRESIDENT, NATIONAL COALITION FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL OPTIONS: “Speaking…

***PRESS RELEASE*** Parent Education Coalition Files Petition Against Nevada State Public Charter School Authority

  Petition cites violations of public records laws     WASHINGTON – The National Coalition of Public School Options (PSO), a coalition of parents whose children attend public charter schools, filed a petition in the First Judicial District in Carson City against the Nevada State Public Charter School Authority (Authority) for multiple violations of the Nevada Public Records Act (NPRA).…

***PRESS RELEASE*** Parents to Ad Hoc Committee on Charter Schools: Put Interests of Students First

Committee will hear from South Carolina public charter schools WASHINGTON – The National Coalition for Public School Options (PSO) released the following statement ahead of today’s South Carolina Ad Hoc Committee on Charter Schools. The committee has been meeting to better understand the state’s charter school landscape, including the decision of 10 charter schools to seek…