January 28, 2013

AFF Chapters Celebrate National School Choice Week!

By: Richard Lorenc

This week, parents, students, and organizations nationwide are celebrating National School Choice Week. From January 27th to February 2nd, many of AFF’s local chapters are joining the effort to educate the public about school choice.

In addition to a whistle-stop tour that has begun in Los Angeles and will end in New York City, AFF’s local chapters are celebrating with events of their own. AFF chapters in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, and Raleigh are organizing roundtable discussions and screenings for young professionals interested in this important issue.

AFF-Atlanta, Tuesday, January 29, 6 PM

The Atlanta chapter of America’s Future Foundation is excited to announce that we will be hosting a panel of school choice experts: Kelly McCutchen, Georgia Public Policy Foundation; Brett Bittner, Marietta City School Board; Rich Thompson, 100Dads, and; Oak Martin, age 12,  home school student. Please RSVP by emailing jason@americasfuture.org or sign up on our Facebook event page. More details here.

AFF- Chicago, Tuesday, January 29, 6 PM

America’s Future Foundation- Chicago invites you to a screening of the movie “Won’t Back Down,” starring Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Based on a true story, two determined mothers­ and a teacher look 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.Location: Sullivan’s Steakhouse (415 N. Dearborn, Chicago) RSVP: eric@americasfuture.org or on Facebook. More details here.

AFF- Denver, Wednesday, January 30, 6 PM

AFF-Denver, Liberty on the Rocks and the Independent Institute invite you to an evening of FREE drinks, appetizers and a viewing of the movie “Won’t Back Down.” Based on a true story, two determined mothers try to make a difference for the education and future of their children. Come sporting your school colors and/or logo and you’ll be entered to win a $50 gift card to Root Down! More details here.

AFF- Raleigh, Wednesday, January 30, 5:30 PM

Join AFF as we discuss the future of school choice–including charter schools, private schools, and home schooling–in North Carolina. Part of National School Choice Week! Panelists: Terry Stoops, Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation, and; Donald Bryson, Field Coordinator at Americans for Prosperity. More details here.

AFF- Minneapolis, Thursday, January 31, 5 PM

Join AFF’s Minneapolis Chapter as we shine the spotlight on effective education options for every child! Our guest speaker on School Choice topics in Minnesota is Tom Coulter. We look forward to seeing you, raising a glass, & celebrating together at this fun School Choice Week event! AFFrodisiacs (drinks) & AFFetizers (food) discounts available. Come meet old friends & new friends at this fun networking event! More details here.