Tag: school choice politics

American Federation for Children congratulates Florida school choice champions on primary wins

The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, congratulates all the Florida candidates supported by the Florida Federation for Children PAC during Tuesday’s primary election. The Florida Federation for Children PAC invested more than $500,000 in state races to support school choice proponents during the 2022 primary.[Read More…]

Mike McCurry: School choice centrism is antidote for broken politics

In an American political system ripped apart by partisanship, the school choice movement stands out as a rare example of centrism, former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry said Tuesday. But the movement can build even better bridges if it eases up on the name calling and finger pointing, he[Read More…]

Education profiteers? These folks?

It’s true: ALEC likes school choice. Walton likes school choice. Jeb Bush likes school choice. Some of the folks who like school choice even say bad things about traditional public schools and teachers unions. But this is true too: President Barack Obama is a fan of charter schools. Former President[Read More…]

Florida roundup: The impact of Florida reforms, teachers union rankings & more

Florida reforms make an impression. They’re a model for other states and influenced the Obama administration, writes The Guardian. Still working. A teacher who lost his job in the Pasco school district after sending inappropriate text messages to a female student lands in the Hillsborough district, where he has been put[Read More…]

Colorado Dems: ‘School choice appeals to the best instincts of both political parties’

Four prominent elected Democrats in Colorado – Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia, Denver Mayor Mike Hancock, U.S. Rep. Jared Polis and state senator Michael Johnston – felt strongly enough about the power of school choice to pen an op-ed this week for The Hill’s Congress blog. Here’s a taste: In Colorado, school choice has appropriately always[Read More…]