Tag: American Federation for Children

Bill Oberndorf: ‘This is the civil-rights issue of our time’

Editor’s note: This article, an edited excerpt from an Education Next podcast, features Education Next senior editor Paul Peterson interviewing philanthropist of the year Bill Oberndorf. The full piece, in which Oberndorf explains a state-based strategy for advancing school choice, appears in the Spring 2002 issue of Education Next. Paul[Read More…]

Poll shows families support DC Opportunity Scholarship Program

Sixty-six percent of voters support reauthorization of one of the founding programs of the school choice movement according to a new poll released by a Maryland-based custom research firm. Beck Research reports that when respondents were asked Feb. 23-27 via wireless or landline phones or text-to-web, “Based on what you[Read More…]

New national poll shows support for education choice continues to grow

Support for school choice has increased since April 2020 by 8 percentage points, from 64% to 72%,  according to a new poll from RealClear Opinion Research. The largest increase in support for school choice came from Democrats (up 9 percentage points) followed by Republicans (7 percentage points) and registered Independents[Read More…]

podcastED: SUFS president Doug Tuthill interviews co-authors of paper that explores Black education choice boom in Florida

On this episode, Tuthill speaks with Denisha Merriweather, founder of Black Minds Matter and director of public relations and content marketing at the American Federation for Children, and Ron Matus, director of policy and public affairs at Step Up For Students, about their new report, Controlling the Narrative: Parental Choice,[Read More…]

Philanthropist of the Year on advancing school choice: ‘This is the civil-rights issue of our time’

Editor’s note: In this commentary, American Federation for Children chairman Bill Oberndorf explains a state-based strategy for advancing school choice in an interview with Education Next senior editor Paul Peterson. The interview first appeared on the Education Next website. Paul Peterson: Why did you decide to focus much of your[Read More…]

Corey DeAngelis: ‘We’re just getting started’

Longtime education choice advocate Corey DeAngelis, national director of research at the American Federation for Children and executive director at the Educational Freedom Institute, continued to champion the rights of families to make education choices for their children recently, speaking on behalf of the American Federation for Children at America[Read More…]

‘Black Minds Matter’ celebrates education choice for families

Editor’s note: This post about Denisha Merriweather, director of public relations and content marketing for the American Federation for Children, founder of Black Minds Matter and a former recipient of the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, appeared this week on forbes.com. Growing up on the east side of Jacksonville, Florida, the[Read More…]

Education Freedom Pledge offers ray of hope for Nevada families

Editor’s note: Florida lawmakers who have signed the American Federation for Children’s Education Freedom Pledge include Sen. Manny Diaz Jr., Sen. Joe Gruters, Rep. Anthony Sabatini, Rep. John Snyder and Rep. Alex Andrade. You might be asking yourself why, in a state like Nevada that remains among the lowest ranked[Read More…]