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Would you send your money to a failed bank?
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Would you send your money to a failed bank?

School Choice Observance approaching Jan 23-Jan 29 2011 Public Schools in Los Angeles are failing, in fact 250 to be exact have already failed, 250 public schools in one state!  That’s an amazing number; imagine if your child was forced to attend one of those plagued 250?  Imagine if you were tied to a failing school simply because you purchased a home in a certain zip code before you had children or when your children were very young?  We tend not to think about our freedom to provide the best possible education for our children until this freedom is taken aw

01/19/2011
Support School Choice in Pennsylvania
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Press Release

Support School Choice in Pennsylvania

Over the past ten years, enrollment in PA public schools has declined, while spending and staff have grown by leaps and bounds. According to the Commonwealth Foundation, taxpayers now spend an outrageous $14,420 per pupil each year, while at the same time student performance has stagnated. Test scores have barely changed and PA continues to rank near the bottom of the nation in combined SAT scores.

08/19/2010
The Fight For School Choice in Pennsylvania
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The Fight For School Choice in Pennsylvania

Despite the fierce opposition from powerful teachers’ unions, the school choice movement is growing across the nation. Most recently, Pennsylvania State Senator Anthony Williams (D-Philadelphia) introduced the Opportunity Scholarship Act (SB 1405) that would expand educational options for children.

07/26/2010
Obama's Education Plan Against Parental School Choice
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Obama's Education Plan Against Parental School Choice

Today, at an event sponsored by the America’s Promise Alliance, Obama announced that more federal money will be granted to the states in order to improve their failing schools:President Barack Obama is offering $900 million in grants to states and school districts to turn around low-performing schools.

03/01/2010
Rally for School Choice Tomorrow
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Rally for School Choice Tomorrow

Come to the Hill for your lunch hour (and a half) tomorrow and support the Put Kids First Coalition in their fight to save the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program.  The group has been tirelessly defending this successful government program (not an oxymoron) with rallies, demonstrations, office visits, and testimony at hearings for months since the scholarships was dealt a death blow in the Omnibus Spending bill earlier this spring.

09/29/2009
"Meet Me In D.C." Video Contest Finalists
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"Meet Me In D.C." Video Contest Finalists

Thanks so much to everyone who sent in a video for the contest. We had a number of fantastic entries. Below are the four finalists in no particular order.Please check them out and leave comments about your favorite. We'll announce the winners tomorrow.Thanks again for your participation and don't forget to be in D.C on Saturday! 

09/08/2009
Save the D.C. School Voucher Program
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Save the D.C. School Voucher Program

A bunch of us here at FreedomWorks are heading to a rally for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarships.  It's at 1pm at the Freedom Plaza down the street.  The voucher program was cut out of an omnibus spending bill earlier this spring and was blogged about here. The tragedy and irony surrounding this decision abound - President Obama said that he would make decisions about education reform based on programs that work, the D.C.

05/06/2009
School Choice is the freedom that saves kids' futures
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Op-ed Placement

School Choice is the freedom that saves kids' futures

BY Matt Kibbe

While the $410 billion price tag on Congress’ omnibus spending bill gets all the media’s attention, low-income school children in Washington, DC are more concerned about what it may do to their education opportunities.

03/02/2009
School Choice in Danger in the District
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School Choice in Danger in the District

How can Congress take school choice from these kids?  

02/26/2009
FreedomWorks Backs School Choice in Pennsylvania
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FreedomWorks Backs School Choice in Pennsylvania

FreedomWorks field coordinator Joe Hilliard joins advocates for school choice in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. FreedomWorks is part of a coalition of citizen groups supporting the efforts of local leaders to start a charter school to compete with the government-run schools in the area. The Allentown Morning Call covered the press conference, organized by Chris Hoenscheid. More than 40 people attended the press conference in support of opening the Thomas Paine Charter School in Catasauqua, PA. The Catasauqua Area School Board voted the project down earlier last month. But Hoenscheid plans to resubmit an application for the 2009-10 school year.   Here is the article: http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-b3-5charter.6337860apr02,0,4181634.story

04/03/2008

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