About Us

PublicSchoolOptions.org (PSO) is a national alliance of parents that supports and defends parents’ rights to access the best public school options for their children. The coalition supports the creation of public school options, including charter schools, online schools, magnet schools, open enrollment policies, and other innovative education programs. Additionally, we advocate for free and equal access without restrictions to these public schools for all children.

What We Do

PublicSchoolOptions.org advocates at the national, state and local levels for public school options that best serve individual students’ learning needs.

PSO informs lawmakers, policymakers and the public about the benefits of public school options through capitol day rallies, legislative meetings, committee hearing testimony, and more.

PSO fights back against threats to public school options, advocates for adequate and equitable funding, and dispels myths about innovative public schools.

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Thanks to grassroots supporters like you, PublicSchoolOptions.org is leading the fight for choices in education! Your support allows us to mobilize parents when high-stakes legislation affecting choice comes up, host events like capitol days, and sponsor our annual parent advocacy Boot Camp each summer.

Your donation helps us promote and protect public school choice for students across the country.

In My State

PublicSchoolOptions.org has chapters across the country fighting for improved education options for parents and children.

See what we’re doing in your state by clicking the map below.

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CER: Virtual education saves the day

In the midst of National Charter Schools Week, the Center for Education Reform held its latest series episode, “Virtual Education Saves the Day,” featuring Center for Education Reform’s Jeanne Allen, Mark Allen of Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School, Brazilia Bilal-Page of Georgia Connections Academy and Kevin Chavous of Stride, Inc. With such a powerhouse panel of…

National Parent Group Launches Missouri Ad Campaign to Urge Action in Support of Families in Final Days of Session

Arlington, VA (May 10, 2021) – The National Coalition for Public School Options (PSO) today announced a multi-channel campaign to raise awareness of abuses against Missouri families by some school districts, and to encourage lawmakers to take legislative action to fix issues in the existing Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program (MOCAP) law that…

Huge win in West Virginia for charter schools and choice

More often than not, legislative wins at the state level are hard-fought. This year, West Virginia was no exception. In a major victory for West Virginia parents and students, the state legislature passed groundbreaking school choice legislation that will allow for 90% of K-12 students to qualify for Education Savings Accounts (ESA) equal to the…

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