The Council for American Private Education (CAPE)
CAPE is a coalition of national organizations and state affiliates serving private elementary and secondary schools. There are over 33,000 private schools in America; in fact, one in four of the nation’s schools is a private school. More than five million students attend them. CAPE member organizations represent more than 80 percent of private school enrollment nationwide. Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education is the state CAPE affiliate organization for Iowa.
Mission and Goals
CAPE’s mission is to preserve and promote educational pluralism so that parents have a choice in the schooling of their children. Founded in 1971 to provide a coherent voice for private education, CAPE is dedicated to fostering communication and cooperation within the private school community and with the public sector to improve the quality of education for all of the nation’s children.
If you’d like to learn more about the national Council for American Private Education organization, please visit their website at www.capenet.org.