The Roundtable meetings on charter schools and educational options went beautifully yesterday!
An added highlight was a chance for the Roundtable briefing team to discuss the issues with 10 legislators in Frankfort.
Legislators in the picture include: Front row, l-r: Rep Tim Moore (R-Elizabethtown), Rep Mike Harmon (R-Junction City), Rep Ron Crimm (R-Louisville), Rep Bob DeWeese (R-Louisville), Rep Addia Wuchner (R-Burlington) – Back Row, l-r: Rep Adam Koenig (R-Erlanger), Rep David Floyd (R-Bardstown), Rep David Osborne (R-Prospect)
The charter school expert briefing team (backs to camera) included:
Kenneth Campbell — President, Black Alliance for Educational Outcomes,
Todd Ziebarth — Vice President, State Advocacy and Support, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, and
Jeff Reed — State Program & Government Relations Director, Foundation for Educational Choice (Formerly the Friedman Foundation).
Pastor Jerry Stephenson, Midwest Church of Christ and founder of the Kentucky Education Restoration Alliance, Inc. welcomes Kentucky Senate President David Williams (R- Burkesville) to the legislators’ briefing
I also provided a briefing to the legislators and the two Roundtable Discussions on school performance across the state and in Lexington and Louisville. You can access the power point to that briefing from a link in the freedomkentucky.org Wiki site.
Roundtable organizers and major supporters included:
Asteroids Organization of Lexington,
The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions,
Black Alliance for Educational Outcomes,
Kentucky Education Restoration Alliance, Inc., and
Parents for Improving Kentucky Education (PIKE).