podcastED: SUFS president Doug Tuthill interviews American Federation for Children president, CEO Tommy Schultz, Part 2

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On this episode, Tuthill continues a conversation with Schultz, incoming leader of the American Federation for Children, a national advocacy organization focused on state-level systemic change that advocates for legislation to expand education choice opportunities, particularly for low-income families.

In addition to discussing Schultz’s optimism and where he sees the choice movement heading over the next several years, they review recent election results in various states that point to the opportunity for enactment of choice policies like Florida’s and the strategic investments AFC intends to make to help bring those policies to fruition.

“This is about solving poverty, the first link in the chain of something we can get right that can course-correct some of these issues that have been exposed over the past few decades in our country.”

EPISODE DETAILS:

·       Schultz’s optimism that millions of families are waking up to new possibilities and the desire for a new consensus around the definition of public education

·       The leverage families have in exerting influence over the education system

·       AFC’s strategic investments in states poised to enact reform

·       Book recommendations and the importance of systems and systematic thinking

You can listen to Part 1 of Tuthill’s interview with Schultz here.

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