***PRESS RELEASE*** New Poll: Indiana Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Closing Schools Based on High-Stakes, Standardized Testing

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana voters overwhelmingly oppose closing local schools based solely on the results of high-stakes, standardized test scores, according to a new statewide survey conducted by McLaughlin & Associates and released today by the Indiana Chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org. Voters also view the state’s standardized test, I STEP, overwhelmingly unfavorably.   “Although Republicans and Democrats are…

***PRESS RELEASE*** STATEMENT FROM PUBLICSCHOOLOPTIONS.ORG ON MASSACHUSETTS CHARTER SCHOOL QUESTION 2

WASHINGTON – PublicSchoolOptions.org president Tillie Elvrum made the following statement on the defeat of Question 2, the Massachusetts Authorization of Additional Charter Schools and Charter School Expansion Initiative.    Question 2 would allow for the approval of up to 12 new charter schools or increase enrollment in the state’s current charter schools. By lifting the cap on…

***PRESS RELEASE*** STATEMENT FROM PUBLICSCHOOLOPTIONS.ORG ON FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

WASHINGTON – PublicSchoolOptions.org president Tillie Elvrum made the following statement about the final presidential debate, urging the candidates to discuss the critical importance of education in cultivating a prepared workforce for our 21st century economy. STATEMENT FROM TILLIE ELVRUM, PUBLICSCHOOLOPTIONS.ORG PRESIDENT, PARENT LEADER AND SCHOOL CHOICE ADVOCATE: “As a parent I am stunned that education…

Nationwide survey confirms PSO’s mission

A few short months ago, Phi Delta Kappa, a professional association for educators, released their annual survey that measures the American attitudes toward various issues facing public schools. For PublicSchoolOptions.org, this meant a confirmation of many of our long-held beliefs about education, and the role of parents in educational decision-making. The 50-state sample of 1,221…

STATEMENT FROM PUBLICSCHOOLOPTIONS.ORG ON NAACP CHARTER SCHOOL MORATORIUM VOTE

WASHINGTON – PublicSchoolOptions.org president Tillie Elvrum made the following statement regarding the the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) upcoming vote this weekend to pass a resolution supporting a moratorium on charter schools nationwide.  STATEMENT FROM TILLIE ELVRUM, PUBLICSCHOOLOPTIONS.ORG PRESIDENT, PARENT LEADER AND SCHOOL CHOICE ADVOCATE: “The likely vote of the NAACP…

STATEMENT FROM PUBLICSCHOOLOPTIONS.ORG ON FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

WASHINGTON – PublicSchoolOptions.org president Tillie Elvrum made the following statement about tonight’s first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. STATEMENT FROM TILLIE ELVRUM,PUBLICSCHOOLOPTIONS.ORG PRESIDENT, PARENT LEADER AND SCHOOL CHOICE ADVOCATE: “With “Achieving Prosperity” as one of tonight’s presidential debate topics, candidates have an opportunity to present their vision for our nation’s education system. Unfortunately, education has been…

Parent Organization Addresses Congressional School Choice Caucus Briefing

Parental choice and virtual school model shared with congressional staff and leaders WASHINGTON – Last Wednesday, PublicSchoolOptions.org (PSO) president Tillie Elvrum participated in the Congressional School Choice Caucus’ monthly briefing. Panelists discussed the parent and student perspectives of school choice and the opportunities it provides for student and families of many different backgrounds and situations.   Other…