***PRESS RELEASE*** Parent Group Responds to Amicus Briefs from Anti-Parent Choice, Pro- Union Groups

Lawsuit brought by teachers union aims to defund Type 2 public charter schools, likely kicking out over 13,000 students from their schools BATON ROUGE, La. – Earlier this week two groups claiming to be for equity in education filed amicus briefs with the Louisiana Supreme Court in support of litigation initiated by the Louisiana teachers union. In…

***PRESS RELEASE*** PublicSchoolOptions.org Statement on the 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform

WASHINGTON – PublicSchoolOptions.org released the following statement today on the results of the 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform. The poll found declining support among Democrats and Republicans for charter schools. STATEMENT FROM TILLIE ELVRUM, PUBLICSCHOOLOPTIONS.ORG PRESIDENT AND PARENT ADVOCATE: “This poll should be a dramatic wake-up call for the self-appointed ‘leaders’ and ‘experts’ in the…

***PRESS RELEASE*** PARENT ADVOCATES’ STATEMENT ON TEACHERS UNION PRESIDENT RANDY WEINGARTEN’S REMARKS

WASHINGTON – The national board members of PublicSchoolOptions.org, a parent-led coalition that advocates for parents to have all school choice options available, released the following statement regarding the remarks delivered last night by American Federation of Teachers (AFT) president Randy Weingarten at AFT’s convention.     STATEMENT FROM THE FIVE-MEMBER NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND PARENT…

***PRESS RELEASE*** Teachers Union Asks Supreme Court to Ignore Data Showing 75 percent of Type 2 Charter Public School Students Would be Forced Back to Lower-Performing District Schools

The lawsuit brought by teachers union aims to defund Type 2 charter public schools   BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana teachers union recently filed a motion with the Louisiana Supreme Court to not allow into the record data cited in an amicus brief from PublicSchoolOptions.org (PSO) and two Louisiana parents. The publicly-available data shows that,…

***PRESS RELEASE*** New Data Analysis: More than 75 percent of Type 2 Charter Public School Students Would Be Returned to Lower-Performing District Schools if Teachers Union Prevails

Decision to Keep Open Charter Public Schools Serving More than 13,000 Louisiana Children Rests with Louisiana Supreme Court   BATON ROUGE, La. – PublicSchoolOptions.org (PSO), a parent-led advocacy group, recently conducted a data analysis project to determine the educational fate of Louisiana’s Type 2 charter public school students, whose education is under threat by a frivolous…

***PRESS RELEASE*** Louisiana Parents File Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Lawsuit Threatening Public Charter Schools

Decision to Keep Open Public Charter Schools Serving 13,000 Louisiana Children Rests with Louisiana Supreme Court   BATON ROUGE, La. –Yesterday, PublicSchoolOptions.org and Louisiana parents Jennette Franklin and Christin White-Kaiser filed a motion for an amicus brief in the case of Iberville Parish School Board, et al v. Louisiana State Elementary and Secondary Education Board, et…

***PRESS RELEASE*** Parent-Led Florida Education Coalition Urges Governor Scott to Sign HB 7069

Sweeping education bill increases options for parents TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org, a coalition of parents fighting for more educational options, is urging Governor Rick Scott to swiftly sign HB 7069 once the bill is delivered to his desk. House Bill 7069 arose from negotiations between Florida House and Senate leaders, who…

***PRESS RELEASE*** Wyoming Students and Parents Celebrate School Choice at Capitol Day Rally

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – On Friday, the Wyoming chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org will host its annual 2017 Capitol Day Rally, bringing together parents and students from across the state to learn about the civic process and share their stories about how school choice has benefitted their families. Capitol Day was previously scheduled in February but cancelled due…

***PHOTO RELEASE*** SENATOR TOM CORBIN RECEIVES CHAMPION OF SCHOOL CHOICE AWARD

Local School Choice Advocacy Organization Recognizes State Legislative Champions   COLUMBIA, S.C. — Last week the South Carolina Chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org (PSO) awarded Senator Tom Corbin with its Champion of School Choice Award for his strong support and leadership in the fight for giving South Carolina families access to more school choice options, specifically the…