“2015 New Hampshire Education Summit” Announced
Sponsored by the American Federation for Children & Hosted by The Seventy Four
Confirmed attendees include Gov. Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Gov. Scott Walker
The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice and The Seventy Four, have partnered to host the “2015 New Hampshire Education Summit” on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 featuring national thought leaders, a social media discussion on the future of America’s education system, and moderated discussions between Campbell Brown and prominent leaders and elected officials.
“Last year, 1.3 million children dropped out of school, and U.S. students have flat lined on national and international tests,” said Betsy DeVos, chairman of the American Federation for Children. “It’s time to have a national conversation and no better time than as we look to 2016.”
“There is no question that for far too long the failing education system in America has not been given the attention a crisis of this nature demands,” said Campbell Brown, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Seventy Four. “This summit is a unique opportunity to ensure education is a national priority as we head into 2016, and that we hear directly from the most influential voices in politics about their vision on how to fix this broken system.”
“The future of our country lies in our ability to ensure every generation receives access to a quality education. It’s time to set aside the rhetoric and have a conversation about results,” added DeVos.
American Federation for Children and The Seventy Four also announced the “2015 Iowa Education Summit,” a second forum, in partnership with The Des Moines Register, which will continue the national discussion about America’s education system. Invited speakers include Secretary Hillary Clinton, Gov. Lincoln Chaffee, Gov. Martin O’Malley, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Jim Webb, as well as other national thought leaders.
Additional details and speakers can be found at: edsummits2015.org
Matt Frendewey, National Communications Director
American Federation for Children
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