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…

National Charter School Groups Call For 27,868 Ohio Children To Be Removed From Their Charter Schools

Groups believe Ohio parents cannot be trusted to make the best choices for their children WASHINGTON – In a flawed report released two weeks ago that erodes parent choice, the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) and 50CAN are demanding new arbitrary enrollment caps for the country’s virtual…

“Growth” Profiles Three Adopted Sisters Thriving at North Carolina Virtual Academy

But trio of charter school groups aim to take away virtual school options WASHINGTON – PublicSchoolOptions.org released a powerful new web video, “Growth,” which tells the heart-warming story of the Thompson family, who adopted three young sisters from foster care who had suffered horrible abuse and neglect. The girls were struggling academically, socially, and emotionally,…

Virtual Charter School Policy Report Aims to Limit Choice

Authors’ reference to “self selection” completely counters the foundation of school choice WASHINGTON – Last week, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) and the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) released a deeply flawed report for the country’s virtual public charter schools that undermines parent choice and empowerment, demands new enrollment caps…