A hard truth about education

Axios’ most recent “Hard Truths” series focused on education. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can find a link to the full event broadcast here. Their series hones in exclusively on the “hard truths” we as Americans still have to face, even decades after the civil rights movement to end discrimination. Their series aims to…

The 2 E’s: education and elections

Last night, we tuned into AFC’s webinar, “E2 Elections and Education: 2020 and Beyond.” This time around, we got to hear from a great panel of notable voices in education; including former Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, Kevin Chavous, President of K12 Inc., and Emily Ekins, Director of Polling at the CATO Institute. This discussion was…

Honoring a long-time supporter of school choice

On Wednesday evening, the American Federation for Children awarded Cardinal Timothy Dolan with their 2020 John T. Walton Honoree award for his long-time support of school choice.  Before serving as as Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Dolan served the Church as Archbishop of Milwaukee, when Milwaukee first launched its school voucher program that would become the…

What Samantha Bee Got Wrong About School Choice

Comedian Samantha Bee went on the attack against school choice this week during the latest episode of her show, Full Frontal.  Bee goes on the attack against school choice, framing it as a Republican “boogie man” issue, focusing much of her attention on President Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Obviously, this is expected,…

Dispelling school choice myths

Earlier this week, we tuned into the CATO Institute’s School Choice Myths: Setting the Record Straight on Education Freedom webinar, for a discussion on a new book featuring voices from across the school choice movement dispelling myths surrounding educational options. Most of the myths were things we hear A LOT in our advocacy work. For…