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Keeping it real during National School Choice Week

By Rebeca Nieves Huffman, DFER IL State Director

This week the spotlight on the demand and excitement for school choice intensifies as parents, teachers, students, and leaders across all sectors grab their bright yellow scarves in celebration of National School Choice Week. As I type this in Chicago, I can’t help but be excited for the attention this week will bring to the need for excellent school choices not only in our city and state, but throughout the country.

In celebration of National School Choice Week Education Reform Now decided to pull together a five-part video series that touches on the problems we face in our city’s schools and the importance of high-quality school choice options to help propel our kids forward.

The first video is of Dr. Howard Fuller speaking to a group of community leaders and pastors at Johnson College Prep about the impact of education reform and school choice in the African American Community. Watch it here.

The rest of the series will be shared throughout the week on the Put Students First Facebook page. Stay tuned.

For the last 10 years, Rebeca has worked across the country for organizations with national scopes and local reach into many states, so she is thrilled to apply her national experience in her home turf as the Illinois State Director of Democrats for Education Reform. Read more about Rebeca here.