Vol 15 - Live at the Charter Growth Fund

WonkyFolk

Mar 7 2024 • 1 hr 8 mins

Jed and Andy record WonkyFolk's first live session as they keynote at the Charter Growth Fund.

WonkyFolk's first live episode discusses the vital role of charter schools and civic engagement in advocating for education reform, particularly within African American and Hispanic communities. Jed and Andy delve into policy-making dynamics, the influence of political affiliations on educational initiatives, and how charter schools can serve as catalysts for community mobilization towards improved educational outcomes. Highlighting the importance of a cohesive advocacy strategy, the podcast also explores the implications of school choice mechanisms like vouchers and Education Savings Accounts (ESAs), advocating for significant policy adjustments to ensure access to high-quality education for all, fulfilling diverse community requirements.

00:00 Welcome to the Wonky Folk Podcast Live Episode!

00:53 Kicking Off with a Live Audience: The Excitement and Challenges

01:48 Charter Schools Advocacy and the Impact of COVID-19

02:57 Navigating the Political Landscape of Charter Schools

07:54 The Importance of Narrative and Controversy in Advocacy

17:07 Exploring School Choice and the Political Divide

26:39 The Future of School Choice in a Polarized Political Climate

32:48 The Struggle for School Choice and Accountability

33:57 The Need for Strong Advocacy and Communication in Education

35:47 Challenges and Successes in Charter School Advocacy

38:30 The Importance of a Unified Advocacy Strategy

43:57 Navigating Political and Policy Challenges in Education Reform

50:13 Building a Stronger Narrative and Policy Agenda for Charter Schools

56:28 Engaging Communities and Shaping the Future of Charter Schools

01:07:57 Closing Remarks and the Path Forward

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