Every child has different needs, and every family deserves the option to customize their children’s education. When education funds are allowed to follow students to the school of their choice, families win. The American Federation for Children believes all parents should have a wide range of high-quality educational options to choose from, regardless of income. That’s why we seek to empower families, especially lower-income families, with the freedom to choose the best K-12 education for their children.
We carry out this work in three main areas: (1) By educating the public about the value of school choice and the research supporting it, (2) By advocating for school choice in statehouses across the country, and (3) By supporting candidates for office who prioritize these issues and will fight to fund students, not systems. Throughout our work, we are proud to stand alongside a diverse coalition of state and local partners who strive every day to make sure every child has a chance to succeed.
The Connecticut Center for Educational Excellence carries out this mission every day by raising funds and issuing scholarships for children in the state to attend non-public schools of their family’s choice. The American Federation for Children recognizes the outstanding work the Center does to support children and families in Connecticut and to provide educational options that best fit their needs. Families in every state deserve options, and the Center works to ensure Connecticut families are no exception.
Over the last several years, the momentum for school choice has only intensified, as families have become aware of the severe challenges in the traditional system and empowered to make a change. Now more than ever, we must continue the fight to ensure every child has the right to learn, and we are proud to stand alongside allies like the Connecticut Center for Educational Excellence in this cause.