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Education Podcasts

The Students Over Systems podcast features conversations that celebrate education freedom and brighter futures. Host Ginny Gentles, director of the Education Freedom Center at Independent Women’s Forum, is joined by the parents and policymakers who empower families with leverage and options. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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United States

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The Students Over Systems podcast features conversations that celebrate education freedom and brighter futures. Host Ginny Gentles, director of the Education Freedom Center at Independent Women’s Forum, is joined by the parents and policymakers who empower families with leverage and options. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Language:

English


Episodes

Luke Messer: Can a Federal Tax Credit Empower Parents and Expand Education Opportunities?

3/21/2023
Former Indiana Congressman Luke Messer joins Students Over Systems to explore federal opportunities to support education freedom. As a state legislator and school choice leader, Congressman Messer significantly expanded Indiana's school choice options. He co-founded the Congressional School Choice Caucus while serving in Congress and proposed legislation that would devolve power and funding to parents. We discuss his current role as president of the Invest in Education Coalition and the...

Duration:00:33:48

Former U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos: Hostages No More

3/7/2023
On this week's episode of Students Over Systems, former U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos discusses her belief that education must be about students, rather than the special interests that control the K-12 education system. We talk about her decades of working with governors and state legislators to create school choice programs and the current momentum to expand education options in states across the country. Secretary DeVos explains her belief that education freedom can counter the...

Duration:00:26:50

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush: Opportunity Scholarships and BHAGs

2/21/2023
On this week's episode of Students Over Systems, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush joins the podcast to discuss the history of the Sunshine State's flourishing education options. Gov. Bush explains how he overcame opposition to education freedom and remained focused on improving K-12 education. We address the then-abysmal state of education in Florida before the state created school choice opportunities, and the tremendous improvement in Florida's education system in the years since the...

Duration:00:27:57

Sen. Tim Scott: Education is the Closest Thing to Magic

2/7/2023
Senator Tim Scott joins Students Over Systems to discuss how education can unlock a person's potential and future. Senator Scott shares his belief that parents should be given access to a range of educational options, so their children have a better chance at succeeding in life. We also discuss his advocacy for federal education freedom options, including the Charter School Program and the portability of federal funds. -- The Students Over Systems podcast features conversations that...

Duration:00:19:31

Stacy Hock: Educational Choices in the Lone Star State

1/24/2023
Stacy Hock joins the Students Over Systems podcast to discuss the possibility and opportunity to expand education freedom in the Lone Star State this year. She explains the open enrollment, charter, and magnet school policies in Texas, and lays out her vision for creating K-12 education savings accounts for families. We address the need for Texas lawmakers to respect and recognize the voices of parents who are seeking expanded educational choices and flexibility. Stacy Hock is a...

Duration:00:27:21

Prioritizing Students Over Systems

12/22/2022
In this introductory episode of Students Over Systems, host Ginny Gentles lays out the need for conversations about education freedom and the hope it offers families. Ginny, who is the director of the Independent Women's Forum's Education Freedom Center, talks with IWF senior policy analyst Inez Stepman about the lack of respect for parents in the K-12 education system, and the need to realign incentives through universal school choice. Parents recently experienced over a year of closed...

Duration:00:30:00