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In Our State
Our school choice message in Texas is simple: Increase access to full-time virtual schools for all Texas families. We support legislation that prohibits arbitrary barriers to enrollment like:
Getting the Word Out
Join us at the capitol on March 12! Every other year, Texas parents have an opportunity to make their voices heard in support of virtual education by visiting the capitol and talking with their legislators. This year, we’ll hold a rally on the capitol steps and hear from lawmakers who are championing our mission in the statehouse.
Attendees will receive a free tshirt and lunch, and buses are available from Dallas and Houston. Register today at: www.PublicSchoolOptions.org/Texas-Events !
In the News...
My Morning at the New York Stock Exchange
From the South Hill Enterprise (Va.), February 11, 2015: “Cherie Nielsen of Valentines helped ring the bell to open trading at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, Jan. 26, during National School Choice Week. The national treasurer and Virginia chairperson for publicschooloptions.org , an alliance of parents that supports and defends parents’ rights to access […]
State Legislators Promise to Do “All They Can to Keep TNVA Open” Nashville, Tenn., February 10, 2015 – Under threat of closure, more than four hundred parents, students and educators descended on the state Capitol to express their support for protecting the right of parents to choose the school that works best for their children, […]
TNVA Singled Out for Closure Compared to 100 Tennessee Public Schools with Similar Scores Nashville, Tenn., February 9, 2015 — Hundreds of parents, students, teachers and school choice supporters are set to rally on Tuesday, February 10 at the Capitol Building in Nashville in support of Tennessee Virtual Academy – a full time online public […]
1, 2, 3, repeat after me: #ITrustParents
by Beth Purcell Whoa! How great is this? Not only are Senator Lamar Alexander and Senator Patty Murray working together on ESEA reauthorization, but Senator Tim Scott has penned the CHOICE Act AND there is a bipartisan bill to expand access to charter schools. A huge thank you from all of us at PublicSchoolOptions.org for […]
Family Stories from Tennessee, Part 5
A TNVA family story My daughter was in traditional schools for some of kindergarten. She had limited speech and didn’t know how to write or spell. Her school didn’t try to challenge her; the most she was learning was colors each week. She feared her school and we later found out that her teacher was physically […]
Nervous Nellies in North Carolina
by Bethany Waylett It might have been just an average Thursday for everyone else, but families like mine in North Carolina were on the edge of our seats at the state School Board of Education meeting. School choice advocates have been working for four years to bring public school options to our state — and […]