• Protecting State and Local Control Over Education
    Feb 7, 2017  - For years, the federal government took a Washington-knows-best approach to education, and during the past eight years, things only got worse. The federal role grew to unprecedented levels as the Obama administration issued mandate after mandate to exert control over the nation’s K-12 classrooms, col... More
  • Mother Describes School Choice as a Lifeline for Her Kids
    Feb 2, 2017  - The Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), held a hearing today to discuss the power of school choice and explore opportunities to extend more educational opportunities to students across the country. “Charter schools are currently ... More
  • Chairwoman Foxx Remarks: National School Choice Week Rally
    Jan 24, 2017  - This week, we are celebrating the promise of school choice. You all are here today because that promise is making a difference in your lives, as well as in the lives of students across the country. It’s the promise of school choice that provides real hope to moms and dads. And it’s the promise of sc... More
  • WSJ Editorial: No Child Left Behind’s Successor
    Nov 30, 2015  - Conservative reformers have had major successes, notably on welfare in 1996. But when a reform doesn’t turn out as hoped, they need to adapt. A case in point is No Child Left Behind, which the GOP Congress is now preparing to leave behind. This week the House plans to debate the Elementary and Seco... More
  • Charter Schools: We Want to Break Through the Partisan Gridlock
    Apr 8, 2014  - By Representatives Todd Rokita (R-IN) and Jared Polis (D-CO) As strong advocates for parental school choice, we were pleased that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was open to learning about the tremendous opportunities that charter schools can offer students and families. His decision to allow co... More
  • State of the Union Preview: Five Questions the President Must Answer
    Feb 12, 2013  - The nation will tune in tonight to hear President Obama discuss the State of the Union. As is always the case with this solemn occasion, Americans from every walk of life will listen closely as the president outlines the challenges we face and offers his ideas for leading the country toward a bright... More
  • Ensuring Access to a Quality Education: What the Chicago Teacher Strike Says About School Choice
    Sep 11, 2012  - Leave it to a kid to succinctly get to the heart of a complicated issue. When asked for his thoughts on his city’s ongoing teacher strike, Chicago charter school student Andy Anderson told CBS News the strike forces his friends at traditional public schools to spend the day "sitting at home, frying ... More