Parent Empowerment

The success of the Children’s Scholarship Fund

Editor’s note: Theodore Forstmann, philanthropist and co-founder of the Children’s Scholarship Fund, died Sunday at the age of 71. Forstmann created the scholarship fund in 1998. Darla Romfo, the fund’s president and an associate with the American Center for School Choice, recently contributed this post for redefinED. News from the[Read More…]

Ohio mom jailed for crossing school zones launches parent union

Kelley Williams-Bolar, the Akron, Ohio, mother who spent 10 days in jail for enrolling her daughters in a high-performing school district outside her attendance zone, has formed the Ohio Parents Union, according to the Dropout Nation blog. Editor RiShawn Biddle writes: Williams-Bolar is taking her place alongside parents such as Gwen[Read More…]

Five degrees of separation — a changing American anomaly

Editor’s note: Gloria Romero is a former Democratic senator from California and the California director of Democrats for Education Reform. She serves on the board of the American Center for School Choice. Peter H. Hanley is the center’s executive director. Only in education have we empowered strangers and geography rather[Read More…]

A new era, and a new partner, for redefinED

Editor’s note: As redefinED enters its second year of publication, it has joined an alliance with the American Center for School Choice. Its first post comes from Fawn Spady, the Center’s chairwoman, and Stephen D. Sugarman, its vice chairman. Today the American Center for School Choice begins its exciting partnership[Read More…]