March 11, 2024

NSBR CEO Ken speaks before the House Subcommittee

On Wednesday, March 6, 2024, New School for Baton Rouge’s CEO Kenneth Campbell spoke before the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education in Washington, D.C., on the benefits of charter schools for students and families. He was joined by Dr. Macke Raymond, Founder and Director of the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University, Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig, Founding Board Member of Network for Public Education, and Mr. Robert Pondiscio, Senior Fellow of American Enterprise Institute. Campbell had the opportunity to address the committee with an opening statement and answer questions from committee members.

“It was truly an incredible and rewarding experience to highlight the important contributions and impact charter schools are making on our students, families, and public education system,” said Campbell. “I was honored to represent Louisiana and have the opportunity to tell Baton Rouge’s charter school story and highlight our successes.”

While in Washington, D.C., Campbell also met with Congresswoman Julia Letlow (R-LA) to discuss the bipartisan bill she and Congresswoman Jill Tokuda (D-HI) introduced, the Empower Charter School Educators to Lead Act, which would provide access to funding for educators and community leaders to help strengthen their charter school planning efforts and get the assistance they need to complete the charter application successfully.

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