The following is a statement from the Alliance for School Choice and American Federation for Children honoring the memory and service of Peter M. Flanigan, visionary philanthropist and longtime member of the Board of Directors for the Alliance for School Choice, who passed away Sunday, July 28, at the age of 90. A renowned leader in the national education reform movement for well over two decades, Mr. Flanigan served as a founding board member of the Alliance for School Choice since its inception in 2004, as well as on the boards for the predecessor organizations of the Alliance. In 2004, the Alliance for School Choice honored his exceptional work by awarding him with the inaugural John T. Walton Champions for School Choice Award, an annual recognition given to those who have exhibited outstanding leadership in advocating for educational opportunities on behalf of disadvantaged children. In addition to his work with the Alliance, Mr. Flanigan was the founder of Student Sponsor Partners in New York City, which has enabled nearly 6,000 disadvantaged children over the past 27 years to graduate from high school.
An estimated 300 attendees, including sports legends, celebrities and educational choice advocates packed the WP-24 Wolfgang Puck restaurant last night to celebrate the Alliance for School Choice's 2nd annual Champions for Choice event. In conjunction with the ESPY awards, Champions for Choice was hosted by former NBA star and current ESPN/NBA analyst Jalen Rose, four-time Olympic Gold Medalist and former WNBA star Lisa Leslie, and educational choice advocate from the Alliance for School Choice, Kevin P. Chavous. The event brought together celebrities and athletes to discuss the importance of education reform and ensuring kids from across the country have access to high-quality educational opportunities.
More than 245,000 children are participating in publicly funded private school choice programs across the nation, according to the School Choice Yearbook 2012-13—the annual award-winning publication offering the most comprehensive data on the nation’s 32 private school choice programs—released today by the Alliance for School Choice.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 9, 2013)—The Alliance for School Choice today announced that Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, will deliver a keynote speech at the organization’s fourth annual National Policy Summit, to be held Monday, May 20 and Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at the Gaylord National Resort outside of Washington, D.C.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. —The American Federation for Children and the Alliance for School Choice today announced the launch of their Back-to-School Campaign in celebration of the hundreds of thousands of students that are attending the school of their parents’ choice thanks to the 32 publicly-funded private school choice programs across the country.
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The Alliance for School Choice and the Institute for Justice today announced the creation of the Louisiana Defense Fund in response to a letter last week from the Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE) that threatened to sue private schools that participate in the state’s newly expanded school choice program.
Dozens of current and former athletes, education reformers, and entertainers joined together prior to the 2012 ESPY Awards earlier this week to participate in a first-of-its-kind discussion about the importance of school choice and education reform to low-income communities nationwide.
Greetings from everyone at the Alliance for School Choice, and welcome to Being The Change, and our first summer 2012 edition!