American Federation for Children leaders discuss education choice on national podcast

When the producers of the national podcast Ruthless sat down to brainstorm topics for coverage at the start of the new school year, one idea rose to the top of the list: a deep dive on education choice and how it’s currently playing out across the nation.

They chose two prominent figures in the education choice world, Tommy Schultz, chief executive officer at the American Federation for Children, and Denisha Merriweather, director of public relations and marketing at AFC, to feature.

Among the topics Schultz and Merriweather discuss on the podcast, which came online Thursday: how education choice originated as a movement, how COVID-19 has impacted the rise of education choice in America, and the expansion of entrepreneurial opportunities for educators in the wake of that phenomenon.

You can listen to the podcast at this link. Fast forward to the 4-minute mark to begin listening to the interview.