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5 Takeaways from the Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity

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On May 5, 2016, the Jack Kemp Foundation, The Center for Education Reform, the nation’s leader in advancing parent power, and Opportunity Lives welcomed Governor McCrory, Congressman Luke Messer, state and national policymakers, education and business leaders to the Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity, focusing on addressing upward mobility through parent power.

In case you missed one of the biggest education events of the year, here are five takeaways:

1) Innovation and opportunity are essential ingredients for education in this day and age. “Today, if you don’t graduate a learner, they don’t have a chance in this economy,” reflected Congressman Luke Messer.

2) Opening up opportunities and allowing parents more choices creates a ripple effect that uplifts the entire school system.

3) Allowing choices creates a huge economic impact on a community.

4) Personalized learning has the promise to nurture the potential of every individual student. But technology isn’t just about objects – it’s about how it’s implemented and operated.

5) We must work together to advance opportunity. It’s a matter of will, not ability, noted Rep. Hanes. Politicians have to get out into the schools and see what’s really happening.


More videos, pictures, and full taping of Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity coming soon! Stay tuned!

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  1. Eileen says:

    Homeschooling my children during their elementary and middle school years was the best decision I’ve ever made in my life! Sending them to unisex private high schools was a good choice too.

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