***PRESS RELEASE*** Students and Parents Celebrate School Choice with Kansas Capitol Day Event

Event will celebrate school choice options; connect families with legislators   TOPEKA, Kan. – On Tuesday, January 30, the Kansas chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org will host “Parent Choice in Education Day at the Capitol” to celebrate the benefits of all school choice options for students and families, including virtual education. At 10:30 a.m. attendees will hear from speakers and Representative Clay…

***PRESS RELEASE*** Parents and Students Await Louisiana Supreme Court Charter School Decision

Lawsuit brought by union aims to defund type 2 public charter schools, decision could come Wednesday NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana parents and students are watching closely for a decision from the Louisiana Supreme Court, which many expect will come tomorrow, in the case of Iberville Parish School Board, et al v. Louisiana State Elementary and Secondary Education Board,…

***PRESS RELEASE*** PublicSchoolOptions.org Families and Students Celebrate National School Choice Week

National School Choice Week events across the country highlight benefits of school choice options WASHINGTON – PublicSchoolOptions.org (PSO) families and students will join with thousands of school choice advocates across the country this week to celebrate National School Choice Week, an annual, week-long celebration of the diverse education options that benefit families and students. PublicSchoolOptions.org is a…

***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,…