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…

Parent Organization Submits Comments On ESSA Implementation

Comments urge individual students to be focus of accountability system designs   WASHINGTON – This week, PublicSchoolOptions.org (PSO) submitted five pages of official comments to the U.S. Department of Education’s notice of proposed rule-making (NPRM) regarding the Accountability and State Plans portion of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). PublicSchoolOptions.org strongly supported the passage of…

Representatives Luke Messer and Todd Rokita Address School Choice Advocates

WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, Representative Luke Messer (R-IN), Congressional School Choice Caucus Co-chair, and Representative Todd Rokita (R-IN), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, will address school choice advocates from 26 states visiting Washington, DC to attend advocacy training and meet with lawmakers to share their personal stories about why…