NewsAmerican Federation for Children Applauds Senator Rubio for Proposing Federal Tax Credit Scholarship Program
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 13, 2013)—The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, today praised Florida Senator Marco Rubio for introducing federal legislation that will help thousands of children from low-income families access a quality education. Read more…
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 30, 2013)—Former WNBA star Lisa Leslie and former NBA star Jalen Rose have pledged their support for educational choice and will appear at a host of events in conjunction with National School Choice Week, taking place this week at thousands of locations all across the country. Read more
A whistle stop tour across the country aimed at boosting support for education reform made a stop on January 26th in Albuquerque.
National School Choice Week, which ran through February 2nd, featured more than 3,500 events spanning all 50 states and featured rallies on the steps of state capitols to pizza parties to special events at individual schools.
The Albuquerque event was held at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History where supporters and former state Sen. Mark Boitano – gathered to discuss the successes of charter schools in New Mexico, the future of private school choice and the benefits of homeschooling. People also took part in a “wave-along” in Gallup, Lamy, Las Vegas and Raton, NM.
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis play two determined mothers, one a teacher, who will stop at nothing to transform their children’s failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.
The film is inspired by the work of dedicated parents, teachers and advocates across the country. For FREE tickets and movie trailer click here: http://www.danielsfund.org/WBD/
In celebration of the successful effort to provide underprivileged New Mexico families with scholarships for their children, Educate New Mexico held a “Dance Night” on Saturday, September 15th, from 6 to 8 pm at The Hiland Theater in Albuquerque, NM.
The evening featured performances and instruction by Enchantment Dancing, Inc. There were hors d’oeuvres, desserts and a silent auction. Ms. New Mexico 2012 also gave a performance! Check out the ENM Facebook page for more pics!