Texans hesitant about sending children back to school when they open, strongly support additional online public schools for students

Texans hesitant about sending children back to school when they open, strongly support additional online public schools for students For Immediate Release May 21, 2020 Austin – The National Coalition for Public School Options (NCPSO) of Texas today released two separate surveys fielded earlier this month by WPAi. The May 5th poll indicated parents of school-aged children have…

PSO Spring Successes

View Newsletter Dear Advocates: Summer is just one day away which means two important things for Public School Options: School is out and the kids are home in all the glory and agony that entails. State legislative sessions across the country have mostly wrapped up for the year. The first half of the year is…

Regression, Not Reform: Why SB 1455, an attempted rewrite of virtual education, sets the cause backwards for kids and families

Compromise is the grease that makes our democracy work, but every time SB 1455 reveals a new “compromise” it gets worse for families. Texas has long been in need of reform that increases educational options for families, but the most recent attempt – SB 1455 – is regression, not reform. Unfortunately, the bill recently passed…

Capitol Day Updates

View newsletter.   Dear Advocates, As parents, you know that there’s no substitute for hard work. You can’t wish away the laundry and dinner, just as you can’t wish away the presentation in front of your boss tomorrow morning. Your sons and daughters can’t wish away the dirty dishes in your sink any more than…

Texas Capitol Day

Last week more than 300 Texas students, families, and teachers rallied on the South Steps of the iconic Texas Capitol Building in support of virtual school and other education options. The rally was led by supporters of increased school options in Texas, including State Senator Paul Bettencourt and PSO Texas Chapter President Shea Mackin. “Now…

PSO Congratulates School Choice Champion Congressman Paul Mitchell

View email. PSO Congratulates School Choice Champion Congressman Paul Mitchell School choice champion Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) was recently named co-chair of the Congressional School Choice Caucus. As a virtual school parent, the congressman has a particular interest in empowering parents with choices and has supported federal education policies that place parents at the forefront of their children’s education…

***PHOTO RELEASE*** Representative Gary Vandeaver Receives Champion of School Choice Award

Local School Choice Advocacy Organization Recognizes State Legislative Champions   AUSTIN, Texas — On Wednesday the Texas Chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org (PSO) awarded Representative Gary VanDeaver with its Champion of School Choice Award for his strong support and leadership in the fight for giving Texas families access to more school choice options. The award was presented…

***PHOTO RELEASE*** Representative Dwayne Bohac Receives Champion of School Choice Award

Local School Choice Advocacy Organization Recognizes State Legislative Champions   AUSTIN, Texas — Yesterday the Texas Chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org (PSO) awarded Representative Dwayne Bohac with its Champion of School Choice Award for his strong support and leadership in the fight for giving Texas families access to more school choice options. The award was presented to…

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Texas Public Virtual School Students Hold Capitol Day Rally in Austin with Legislative Champions

Virtual school students and families from across Texas will meet with legislators and celebrate the public virtual school option AUSTIN, Texas – Tomorrow, March 8, the Texas chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org (PSO) will host a Capitol Day Rally to celebrate school choice with families and students who benefit from Texas’ public virtual schools. The rally, which…

***PRESS RELEASE*** Texas Public Virtual School Students Hold Capitol Day Rally in Austin with Legislative Champions

Virtual school students and families from across Texas will meet with legislators and celebrate the public virtual school option AUSTIN, Texas – Next Wednesday, March 8, the Texas chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org (PSO) will host a Capitol Day Rally to celebrate school choice with families and students who benefit from Texas’ public virtual schools. The rally,…