62: How School Choice During COVID-19 Affects Students w/ American Federation for Children
Classes have resumed for families across the states, and with it come new policies and politics in the COVID-19 era. Education policy typically hinges talks of teachers or “the system.” But on today’s episode, guests weigh in from the American Federation for Children to discuss how good education policies begin with the students and the children first. Director of External Relations Katie Linehan and two student education advocates, Walter Blanks Jr. and Nathan Cunneen join host Dan Reynolds to discuss how policies surrounding education choice affect students.
Federation for Children School Choice Polling Data: https://www.federationforchildren.org/school-choice-polling/Kamala Harris has an Opportunity to Stand Up for Black Students: https://educationpost.org/kamala-harris-has-an-opportunity-to-stand-up-for-black-kids/ 10% of students are educated outside of public school…they should get 10% of COVID relief money: https://medium.com/@ndcunneen/10-of-students-are-educated-outside-of-public-school-they-should-get-10-of-covid-relief-money-42908977a54a ALEC Model Education Savings Account Act: https://www.alec.org/model-policy/the-education-savings-account-act-2/ ALEC Model Great Schools Tax Credit Program Act: https://www.alec.org/model-policy/the-great-schools-tax-credit-program-act-scholarship-tax-credits/