2014 AFC Policy Summit Recap May 20, 2014 The #EdRevolution has begun! It’s time to stop talking and doing – empowering parents with the opportunity to choose the best education for their child! Today hundreds of like-minded people gathered together … Continued
Chicago teachers union strike emphasizes need to put students first by enacting school choice The American Federation for Children—the nation’s voice for school choice— today called on Illinois policymakers to begin focusing on parents and children most in need by … Continued
From The Chicago Tribune: Maybe you missed the crowning of the other “American Idol” recently: Indiana was voted America’s “Education Reform Idol” — the national leader in school reform. That was the verdict of an online and in-studio audience who voted in a contest sponsored … Continued
Click here to read the full blog post. There was a big kerfuffle last week when Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel got very impatient with a local reporter after she asked him about his decision to send his kids to private schools, despite the fact … Continued
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From The Chicago Tribune: The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page told a riveting story Wednesday about parents in Compton, Calif., who are trying to stage a revolution in their local school, one of the worst in the city. They’re wielding a … Continued
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Arguing that Chicago Public Schools are “broken’’ and that parents deserve a “choice,’’ mayoral challenger James Meeks said Wednesday he would offer $4,500-a-year vouchers to 50,000 low-and-middle-income Chicago families to use toward private school tuition. … During a news conference … Continued