In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Managing Editor of School Reform News Heather Kays, speaks with Kevin Chavous. Chavous is an executive counsel and founding board member of the American Federation of Children. Chavous discusses a new report about school choice. The report, titled “Alliance for School Choice, School Choice Yearbook 2014-2015, Breaking Down Barriers to Choice,” looks at the state of the school choice movement nationwide.
Kays and Chavous talk about the progress made in the school choice across the country and the difficulties in expanding choice. Chavous says it’s not only Democrats or only Republicans who impede choice, but rather anyone who is afraid of losing support from the established traditional public school education bureaucracy. Chavous says on the issue of school choice politics should be removed from the equation and the focus should be placed on providing children with the best possible education.