If you could change one thing to move the ball on parental school choice, what would it be? As we’ve done the past couple of years, we posed that question to a range of folks in the school choice universe. Over the next two weeks, we’ll publish their responses.
Our contributors reflect the incredible diversity of voices supporting choice – voices many of us find compelling and complementary. They are Republican and Democrat; conservative and liberal; black, white and Hispanic. Folks from think tanks and advocacy groups and academia kindly took time to weigh in. So did a community organizer and a school board member. So did a mom.
Here’s the line-up:
Friday: Dec. 19: Ben DeGrow, education policy analyst with the Colorado-based Independence Institute.
Monday, Dec. 22: Peter Hanley, executive director of the American Center for School Choice.
Tuesday, Dec. 23: Sharhonda Bossier, vice president, advocacy and engagement, at Education Cities.
Wednesday, Dec. 24: Rev. Timothy Scully, founder of the Alliance for Catholic Education at the University of Notre Dame.
Friday, Dec. 26: Two posts: The first by Charles Glenn, noted education researcher at Boston University; the second by Jason Crye, executive director of Hispanics for School Choice.
Monday, Dec. 29: Wevlyn Graves, a Florida parent of a tax credit scholarship student.
Tuesday, Dec. 30: Nicole Stelle Garnett, professor at Notre Dame Law School and co-author of the 2014 book, “Lost Classroom, Lost Community: Catholic Schools’ Importance in Urban America.”
Wednesday, Dec. 31: Gary Beckner, founder and executive director of the Association of American Educators.
Friday, Jan. 2: Jeff Bergosh, a member of the Escambia County (Fla.) School Board. Continue Reading →