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May 31, 2020 61 min
The Right Idea Podcast Season 1, Episode 10 “The Politics of School Choice-Part 1” Despite widespread support for school choice among families of all political stripes in Wisconsin, Democrat legislators have launched a variety of attacks on the program. This episode debunks some of the criticisms often lobbed at choice schools. Podcast Host: Kevin Nicholson, Founder and President of No Better Friend Corp. Produced, Written & Edited by Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp. Voices in this episode (in alphabetical order): Jason Bedrick, Director of Policy, EdChoice Jim Bender, President, School Choice Wisconsin State Representative Jonathon Brostoff Heather DuBois Bourenane, Wisconsin Public Education Network Corey DeAngelis, Director of School Choice, Reason Foundation Kimberly Desotell, GRACE Schools, Green Bay State Senator Chris Larson Chris Lawrence, Parent, St. Marcus School, Milwaukee U.S. Vice President Mike Pence Kevin Nicholson, President & CEO, No Better Friend Corp. Emelia Rohl, Podcast Producer / Communications Director, No Better Friend Corp. Marcio Sierra, Pastor, Lighthouse Church, Madison Tia Sierra, Pastor & Principal, Lighthouse Christian School, Madison Libby Sobic, Director & Legal Counsel of Education Policy, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty Andrew Stith, President, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Milwaukee State Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt, Chair, Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Education Shannon Whitworth, Director of Free Enterprise Academy, Milwaukee Lutheran High School, Milwaukee Edgar Zaragoza, Outreach Administrator, GRACE Schools, Green Bay OTHER SOURCE MATERIAL: https://fox6now.com/2020/01/28/vp-mike-pence-attends-wisconsin-school-choice-student-showcase-in-madison/ https://wiseye.org/2020/01/28/celebrating-school-choice/ https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/pence-barnes-battle-over-school-choice-vs-public-schools https://wkow.com/2020/01/28/pence-visit-touts-school-choice-wisconsins-voucher-program/ https://www.c-span.org/video/?457145-1/wisconsin-state-state-address https://wiseye.org/2020/01/28/news-conference-reintroduction-of-public-education-reinvestment-act/ https://wiseye.org/2020/01/28/news-conference-national-school-choice-week/
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