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  • signed up on Join 2020-11-08 10:40:55 -0800

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    We are Working for Their Future

    It's going take a big effort. 

     1. Government Education has been failing our children.

     2. Pouring more money into the failing schools has not worked.

     3. Letting parents decide where their children attend school has. 

    After all. It's Your Money, Your Children and should be Your Choice.

    Join us and stay informed.

    The California School Choice Foundation

    California School Choice Foundation is a California Nonprofit Corporation.  Application for certification of tax-exempt status under IRS 501(c)(4) pending.  Contributions are not currently tax-deductible.

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  • Pandemic Exposes Education Scandal: Parents Find Out Kids Can’t Write!

    Now that children are home, still doing school work parents learning a hard lesson.  In this article, the lesson learned is that government education has not helped our kids from learning to write.  From conversations I have heard parents shocked that kids can not do basic math.  We already know that like the old Soviet Union, our government schools teach revisionist history.  The good news is that this crisis will cause people to take kids out of government schools—either to private schools or charter schools.

    The better news is that parents will not vote for more money for government schools until they are reformed and return to education facilities not indoctrination centers.

     

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  • Study Finds Historic Drop in National Reading and Math Scores Since Adoption of Common Core Curriculum Standards

    Lower performing students hardest hit

    BOSTON - As we approach the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the United States De-partment of Education in May, shocking trends in student performance should lead us to recon-sider the federal role in education and whether the initiative for policymaking should be returned to local schools, communities, and states.

     

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  • published Resources in Home School 2020-04-23 14:54:39 -0700

    Resources for Home School Parents

    Yes, You Can Home School!

    There Are Many Organizations and Support Groups for Home Schooling

    Here Are a Few

     

    Just Click the name below.

    1. Home Schooling Advocates

    Give Them the Freedom to Learn & Grow

    We believe every child is unique. That children should learn in ways that meet their needs. And that you want the best for your child. Homeschooling gives you the freedom to personalize their education so they can realize their potential.

    HSLDA passionately advocates for the freedom to homeschool and offers support for every stage of your homeschool journey.

     

    Considering Homeschooling

    2. Chea of California

    Why Families Homeschool

    California parents choose to homeschool for a variety of reasons: academic, social, and religious. Whatever the reason, parents are qualified, and the best teachers for their own children. Read more

    (Chea of California has a valuable question and answer section.)  Click to see Q&A

    To see Chea's upcoming special events Click Here

    3. Home School Community Foundation

    Established in 2019 by the National Alliance of Christian Home Education Leadership, a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization, the Homeschool Community Foundation was created to fund innovative projects that increase the cultural impact of homeschooling.

     

     

    4. Family Protection ministries

     "Defending the freedom of parents to train, educate, and care for their children privately, without governmental interference"

     

     

     

    5. Pacific Justice Institute

    “Through our dedicated attorneys and supporters, we defend the rights of countless individuals, families and churches…without charge.” – Brad Dacus

     

     

    6. California Home School Network

     California Homeschool Network is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to protecting the fundamental right of parents to educate their children. Our website provides information about CHN, current state and federal legislation affecting homeschooling families, and how to get started educating your children at home.

    HSC Homeschooling associations of california

    WELCOME TO HSC

    The Homeschool Association of California is a nonprofit volunteer-run homeschool organization.  HSC is here to help you navigate the homeschooling world with information, networking, and support. 

     

     

    Public School Exit

    8. Public School Exit

    “It is time for the fraudulent ‘education system’ to be exposed and
    replaced with real education before even more children
    are irreparably harmed — and the nation itself is destroyed.”

    — Freedom Project Media

     

     

     

     

     

    The California School Choice Foundation is not affiliated with or responsible for services or advice given by any of the organizations linked above. Their opinions are strictly their own. 

     

    Watch for more to come.

    Very Soon This Could be Your Family

     

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  • published Image Gallery in Content Pages 2020-04-22 20:13:12 -0700

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  • Are Charter Schools Better Than Public Schools

    Are Charter Schools Better Than Public Schools

  • published School Choice Saved My Life in Video Gallery 2020-04-22 14:37:10 -0700

    School Choice Saved My Life

    School Choice Saved My Life

  • published Gina Gleason in Advisers 2020-04-17 15:41:40 -0700

    Gina Gleason

    Gina Gleason, Executive Director of Real Impact at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills. Gina has made it her mission to inform parents and concerned Californians about the dangers of the new sex education curriculum.

    Click to check out her fabulous website. Real Impact

     

  • published Blog in Content Pages 2020-05-12 10:33:00 -0700

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  • published Video Gallery in Content Pages 2020-04-14 11:07:38 -0700

    Video Gallery

    Click the image to enjoy our featured School Choice videos from Prager U.

  • published Endorsements in Action Pages 2020-05-06 10:58:20 -0700

    Endorsements

    We acknowledge the need to Empower the Parents in California to be free and able to home-school or send their K-12 children to the government, charter, private or parochial school of their choice. 

    Therefore we support California School Choice Foundation's mission to end our children being trapped by their zip code in a failing school.

    We know that if all parents have access to their share of the States education budget and can spend it where they choose to help pay tuition, competition will force all schools both government and private to improve performance and lower costs in order to register students. 

    Say Yes, to Education Freedom in California!

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  • published You Can Do It! in Blog 2020-04-05 09:31:05 -0700

    You Can Do It!

    By Stephen Smith.

    Politicians do it, educators do it, the 1% do it, executives do it and even your favorite Hollywood Stars do it.

    If the people of California School Choice are successful in their next campaign, you will be able to do it too. What is it that they do? They send their children to the finest K-12 schools available. Their children receive all the advantages a fine education can provide. Your children can do it too.

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  • published Will this proposal reduce per pupil spending? in FAQ 2020-03-30 14:54:45 -0700

    Will this proposal reduce per pupil spending?

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    A:

    The Educational Freedom Act is tax and revenue neutral. The existing formulas for funding education in the State of California will remain the same. Taxes will not be increased, nor will the schools’ share of tax revenues be changed. The provisions of Proposition 98 will remain intact. Proposition 98, passed by voters in 1988, essentially earmarked a minimum of 40% of state tax revenues for “education.” The estimated revenue generated by Proposition 98 for FY 2019-20 is $80.7 billion. On a per pupil basis, the State spends approximately $12,000 per pupil per year. The state also provides additional revenues to school districts in the form of grants generated either by the state or the federal government. These additional cash flows total approximately $16 billion. Under the governor’s budget for FY 2019-20, the total projected spending on California public education is approximately $96.7 billion. which represents an average K-12 per pupil spending of $14,000.

    It should be noted that because Proposition 98 ties educational revenues to tax revenues, any increase in tax revenues results in automatic increases in educational spending. Because of an expanding economy, spending on education has exploded.

    In its current form, the Educational Freedom Act will only reallocate Proposition 98 funds, even though the amount of the individual scholarship will represent, in practice, less than is actually being spent per pupil by the state. Students at public schools, therefore, will continue to receive far more money per capita than students attending private or parochial schools using scholarship funds provided under the Educational Freedom Act.

  • Doesn't this kind of direct support of religious schools violate the Constitution?

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    A:

    The short answer is no. Under the Educational Freedom Act the individual student will be subsidized with public funds just as under the current system. The difference is that the parents can use these funds at an accredited private or parochial school. Religious schools, therefore, are not directly funded by the government. This follows the funding approach taken by the Federal Government following World War II when it created the G.I. Bill.  The courts have reviewed and approved this approach. The courts have also reviewed and approved other school choice approaches. Although we can expect that the Educational Freedom Act will be challenged on this and other constitutional grounds there is little or no concern that such challenges will succeed on these grounds.

  • I keep hearing that competition and profit in education is bad for kids and does not work.

    Answer

    A:

    Education is a service that we currently pay for with our tax dollars. Unless you are affluent, you have no influence on where and how your children are prepared to thrive in a changing and challenging world.

    Currently, educational decisions are  made by unaccountable bureaucrats often hired by our elected leadership. The public employee and teacher unions incestuously fund our elected representatives' political campaigns. Even with the very best of intentions, the system is inherently corrupt by design. It shifts funding priorities away from the welfare of the student to the welfare of the public employee unions.

    Introducing competition into the marketplace will dramatically improve education in California.  To compete and attract students (customers), schools will constantly seek new and innovative ways to provide the best service at the lowest cost. The winner will be the children, especially those currently living in our less affluent neighborhoods.

  • Why isn’t the amount allocated for each student income qualified?

    Answer

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    According to the Wall Street Journal, the upper 20% of wage earners currently pay 84% of all income tax collected. Other estimates are as high as 91%. That means the higher wage earners already pay nearly all of the funding for k-12 education. This wealth re-distribution system is already highly progressive. The majority of the upper 20% wage earners do not have children in K-12 education and would be drawing no financial benefit. Putting all K-12 California students on equal financial footing is extremely fair.

  • Won’t the public schools end up with all of the poor students, the disciplinary problems and those with learning disabilities?

    Answer

    A:

    The requirement for the public schools to keep students with disciplinary problems in the classroom will remain unchanged. It is unfortunate because these students interfere with the ability of their classmates to receive a high quality education. Unfortunately, many parents abdicate their responsibility for raising their children. That is unfair. Charter, private and religious schools do not have the same restrictions. This puts onus on the parents to be more directly involved in their child's education.

    In states where school choice has been established such as Arizona, special needs students have been served very well. Special needs programs in the public schools will not be eliminated. As long as there is a demand for special needs educational programs and the parents have the ability to pay for it through their Educational Savings Account, an even greater range of quality options will emerge to meet the demand.

  • To what extent, if any, will the state to be able to regulate the curriculum of private schools?

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    As currently drafted, the Educational Savings Act provides as follows:

    Education Code section 69995.5

    (c) The State shall not impose any condition on the eligibility of any private school, college, or university to receive funds other than the following:

    1.Periodic certification that an eligible child is enrolled in and attending the school.

    2.Periodic certification that the amount paid is only used for tuition and eligible education expenses.

    3.Current accreditation.

    4.The general health and safeties standards applicable to all private schools operating a California.

        As the initiative sponsors complete their legislative review and due diligence, these provisions may be strengthened and made more specific.  The goal is to ensure that the teacher unions acting through their surrogates in the State and local school districts are not able to regulate participating institutions out of existence thereby transforming current private institutions into public proxies for the implementation of the same social and political agenda that participating parents seek to avoid.

  • published What impact will this have on charter schools? in FAQ 2020-03-30 14:49:25 -0700

    What impact will this have on charter schools?

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    The short answer is that the Educational Freedom Act makes no changes to the laws or regulations governing charter schools. The longer answer is that introducing competition into education will lead to dynamic changes, all for the better. The charter schools will undoubtedly recognize the opportunities (i.e. larger customer base to offer their products).