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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
FreedomWorks Rallies for School Choice in South Carolina
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FreedomWorks Rallies for School Choice in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA.  FreedomWorks members were part of a massive rally in support of school choice on February 13, 2007.  Over 4,000 people riding 60 buses came from across South Carolina to demand a public school system that puts parents and students first, by giving them control over their education dollars.

02/16/2007
Education Should Come Before Ideology, Politics
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Newspaper Article

Education Should Come Before Ideology, Politics

BY Max Pappas

From coast to coast, families, because of their ZIP code, have little choice but to send their children to the failing and sometimes dangerous government schools in their neighborhood. Those with the means to do so —like most members of Congress —can free their children from these failing schools. Those of more modest incomes are not as fortunate —unless, that is, they live in one of the increasing number of states allowing and encouraging school choice.

08/11/2006
FreedomWorks Hears Case for School Choice
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FreedomWorks Hears Case for School Choice

Danbury, North Carolina. On July 27th, Lindalyn Kakdelis spoke to 15 Stokes County FreedomWorks Activist about the advantages of school choice. Lindalyn is the Director of NC Education Alliance, which is part of the John Locke Foundation. The county's weekly newspaper, Stokes News, covered the event. Lindalyn Kakdelis Stokes County Chapter leader Jack Gibson

07/31/2006
FreedomWorks Presents to 60 College Students on Free Markets, Telecom, Social Security Reform
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FreedomWorks Presents to 60 College Students on Free Markets, Telecom, Social Security Reform

FreedomWorks staffer Chris Kinnan presented a ninety minute lecture on free markets to sixty college students at the Leadership Institute on Monday. The students were from all across the state of Louisiana and were in Washington, D.C. as part of a Leadership Institute educational and grassroots training program. The first part of the lecture focused on the American economic system, and the second half on the threats facing our system, including the need to reform Social Security, the tax code, and telecom law.

06/06/2006

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