MAJOR VICTORY FOR PARENTS! NEVADA STATE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL AUTHORITY ORDERED DEPOSED FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS ACT

RENO, Nev. – In its ongoing efforts to force the Nevada State Public Charter School Authority (Authority) to comply with the Nevada Public Records Act, the National Coalition for Public School Options’ (PSO) was granted the right to depose Authority officials by Carson City District Court.  “This state authority is simply out of control,” said Nevada…

National Pro-Charter School Parent Organization Issues Statement on PA Gov. Wolf’s Budget Proposal

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…

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…