National Pro-Charter School Parent Organization Issues Statement on PA Gov. Wolf’s Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Colleen Cook, president of the National Coalition for Public School Options (PSO), the nation’s leading parent education advocacy organization with active chapters in more than 30 states, today issued the following statement on Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address: “Today is yet another example of how Gov. Wolf is out of touch with…

Introducing Gov. Silverspoon

Gov. Tom Wolf’s family chose to take him out of his local school district and enroll him into one of the most prestigious – and expensive – private schools in the country, with a current price tag of $61,410 for boarding students. Despite being a very successful role model for the power of school choice –…

As Gov. Wolf Attacks Charter Schools, We Have Questions About His Expensive, Ultra-Exclusive Education at The Hill School

Gov. Tom Wolf is intent on severely curtailing school choice options in Pennsylvania by cutting funding, capping enrollment, and putting a moratorium on all new cyber schools. His actions – if successful – could have dire consequences for the thousands of families currently availing themselves of school choice in Pennsylvania. It also spells the end…

PSO Makes a Splash in Pennsylvania

In case you missed it – PSO has been making a splash in Pennsylvania lately – on Facebook Live! PSO has partnered with cyber schools in Pennsylvania to discuss the ins and outs of parent advocacy during Facebook Live events hosted at campuses across the state. The first was held at Insight Cyber Charter School…

A Reason for Celebration

  By: Tillie Elvrum Summertime is filled with some of my favorite activities: road trips with my family, outdoor concerts, and home improvement projects. An even bigger reason to celebrate this time of year? It’s the 25th of anniversary of charter schools! June 4th marked 25 years of providing parents and families with options. Typically,…

Express-Times: Trust parents, not a flawed study, to judge cyber schools | Letter

The Express-Times’ Nov. 1 editorial, “Pa. must demand accountability from cyber charter schools,” bases its entire opinion on one side of the issue. Like the unfair Stanford University Center for Research on Education Outcomes, you failed to talk to parents who send their children to virtual schools. Just days ago, President Obama addressed concerns about over-testing…