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Center for Education Reform Announces Special National School Choice Week Podcast featuring Schools, Members of Congress, Ed Secretary

  (January 22, 2018)
Center for Education Reform Announces Special National School Choice Week Podcast featuring Schools, Members of Congress, Ed Secretary

In honor of National School Choice Week, the nation's most trusted leader in advancing education opportunity and innovation will salute the tens of thousands of parents, schools and advocates making a difference in education outcomes for all learners with special audio and video releases detailing the breadth and depth of support for ending inequitable education by zip code.

CER highlights voices of visionary students, parents, school leaders and lawmakers who have helped carry their demands to national prominence and some of today's most powerful ambassadors for education opportunity and innovation – students, parents and teachers. This multiplatform campaign is available on CER's website, Facebook and Twitter @edreform - featuring interviews, event coverage and school presentations.    

  • One-Hour Special Edition Podcast Reality Check with Jeanne Allen – CER Founder and CEO Jeanne Allen speaks with African-American leaders Johnny C. Taylor (Thurgood Marshall College Fund Board) and Sylvia P. Simms (former Philadelphia SRC member). The program also features Sen. Ted Cruz, Cong. Virginia Foxx, Luke Messer and Paul Mitchell, and graduates of choice programs Denisha Merriweather and Walter Banks. Also hear an exclusive interview with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and many others.
  • Social Media Video Campaign highlights charter schools in action with teacher/student produced content from schools in Florida, Tennessee and around the country. Just a few of the schools featured are Inlet Grove, Purpose Preparatory Academy, Southland College Prep and STRIVE Prep SMART Academy.
  • In their own words – Prominent leaders of color speak out on behalf of children of color through CER's Voices for Opportunity media campaign. Published in newspapers nationwide, the testimony of these national, state and local leaders is concrete evidence of the widespread and diverse perspectives for educational choice that exist all over the country, support borne out by polls like this one from the AFC.

“No matter who you talk to, and where you go, from urban to rural America, across typical political, racial and socioeconomic lines, support for new opportunities, new schools of choice to support children and families nationwide, is irrefutable," said Jeanne Allen, CER's Founder and CEO, “America knows schools are not working for most students, and that revolutionary change is needed now."

This special multimedia campaign reflects CER's mission to expand educational opportunities that lead to improved economic outcomes for all Americans, particularly our youth, ensuring that the conditions are ripe for innovation, freedom and flexibility throughout U.S. education.


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