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The Hill July 22, 2015 Republican lawmakers joined an advocacy group seeking greater powers for parents to choose their children’s schools in a rally at the Capitol on Tuesday. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Rep. Luke Messer (R-Ind.) spoke at the event organized by PublicSchoolsOptions.org, a group of parents in over 30 states demanding more choices […]

Washington Examiner July 22, 2015 School choice advocates gathered on Capitol Hill Tuesday to rally for educational options and celebrate three members of Congress that PublicSchoolOptions.org has named as Champions of School Choice. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.; Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind.; and Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., were all awarded small trophies and recognized as Champions […]

Leaders Continue Work to Ensure Families Have Access to School Choice Options WASHINGTON, July 20, 2015 —The Board of Directors of PublicSchoolOptions.org (PSO), a national parent-led non-profit organization that advocates for greater access and equitable funding for public school options, has named Tillie Elvrum, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, as its President. She will succeed Beth Purcell, […]


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Onward and Upward
July 15, 2015

By: Cherie Nielsen As my tenure as a member of the PublicSchoolOptions.org Board of Directors comes to a close, I am reminded of where we started, proud of what we’ve accomplished, and looking forward to the exciting road ahead. My twin boys were in the third grade and my daughter was in kindergarten when I […]

School’s Out!!
July 13, 2015

By Beth Purcell As the final school bells have rung signaling the end of another school year, my time as PublicSchoolOptions.org’s national president is drawing to a close. For the last seven years, I have been deeply involved in PSO, witnessing great victories within the school choice movement peppered with a few disappointing defeats. I […]

School Choice Fans
April 27, 2015

By Amy Scott During the planning stages of South Carolina PSO’s Capitol Day, I was wracking my brain trying to think of a creative way to have parents and students engage with legislators. Ah-ha! Fans. That’s it! After all, it’ll be a warm spring day in Columbia — and a fan will serve multiple purposes. After all, we’re […]