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The American Federation for Children is dedicated to providing members of the media with timely, accurate assistance regarding school choice issues. To arrange an interview, contact Matt Frendewey at or call (202) 280-1986.

President's Budget Proposal Fails to Fund D.C. Voucher Program

Posted on February 13, 2012 at 09:52 PM | District Of Columbia

President Barack Obama’s newly-released federal budget would not provide funding to the highly-successful D.C. voucher program, despite an agreement signed by the president last year that reauthorized the program.

AFC Condemns Insulting Comments From NJ Teachers Union Leader

Posted on February 08, 2012 at 08:43 PM | New Jersey

The leader of New Jersey’s largest teachers union dismissed the plight of low-income families across the state who are in desperate need of high-quality educational choices, saying in a recent local television interview that “life’s not always fair” while arguing against giving expanded educational options to students trapped in failing schools.

Governor McDonnell, Legislators, and Parents Call for Educational Options in Virginia

Posted on February 08, 2012 at 07:57 PM | Virginia

Hundreds of parents, students, and advocates joined Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and state legislators yesterday at a rally at the state capitol in support of creating a scholarship tax credit program for children in low-income families.

Wisconsin Legislature Expands Public School Choice

Posted on January 27, 2012 at 07:14 PM | Wisconsin

The American Federation for Children (AFC), the nation’s voice for school choice, today applauded the Wisconsin State Assembly for passing the largest expansion of public school choice in Wisconsin’s history on a voice vote.