The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, and the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd), a national leader in reforming education, encourage both the Republican National Committee (RNC) and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to embrace school choice in their official party platforms.
“Every child deserves access to a world class education. This is not merely an aspirational goal, but a necessary policy objective if our children are to compete successfully in a global economy,” said Betsy DeVos, chairman of the American Federation for Children. “Report after report, year after year, reiterates what we know — far too many children are not receiving access to the education they need and deserve. Too many children are missing out. We know that school choice works and we know parents are hungry for more options. That’s why, more than 2.5 million students are exercising some form of public or private school choice. Both parties should be committed to putting the needs of students first and should embrace all forms of school choice within their platforms.”