Campbell Brown and Sen. Joseph Lieberman join AFC Board
Washington, DC (Jan. 6, 2016) – The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, today announced that former U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.), and journalist and education reform advocate, Campbell Brown, have joined its board of directors.
“AFC is thrilled to welcome two of the nation’s strongest champions for educational choice to its board,” said Betsy DeVos, chairman of the American Federation for Children. “Campbell Brown and Sen. Lieberman have each greatly contributed to advancing the cause of parental choice, and their addition to AFC’s board of directors will strengthen our organization’s ability to advocate for every child to be given access to a quality education and vastly increase innovative educational opportunities in our country.”
Campbell Brown is an award-winning journalist and founder of the Partnership for Educational Justice, a non-profit organization that helps parents access quality neighborhood schools through advocacy and legal action. Brown is also the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Seventy Four, a non-profit news site that exclusively covers education issues across the country. In August 2015, AFC and The Seventy Four partnered to host the only forum featuring presidential candidates in a discussion focused solely on education policy.
“With far too many children trapped in failing schools, our nation’s education system is in a clear crisis,” Brown said. “However, we can help change this paradigm by putting the needs of kids and their families first. I’m proud of the work done by the American Federation for Children, and I look forward to working with the organization to create an education system that allows for parents to have more power in their child’s education.”
Sen. Joe Lieberman served as the Senator from Connecticut for four terms where he was known as a thoughtful legislator and an effective leader. He was chairman for the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs. Sen. Lieberman has been a longtime supporter of empowering parents to make education decisions for their child. As Senator he worked tirelessly to preserve the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program and he spoke at AFC’s 2015 Summit in New Orleans.
“A child’s education shouldn’t be limited based on their ZIP code or family’s income – school choice is ultimately about giving children, especially the least among us, an opportunity to attend a school of their parents’ choice,” said Lieberman. “I’m excited to join AFC’s board and work across party lines to break down the barriers to school choice nationwide.”
Finally, Kevin P. Chavous, a founding board member of the American Federation for Children, will be returning to the board.
For more on the American Federation for Children’s Board of Directors: http://fed4children.wpengine.com/about-us/leadership/.
American Federation for Children is the nation’s leading school choice advocacy organization and works in states across the country to help secure additional, high-quality educational options for families.