National Education Poll – Press Conference


WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 16, 2015) — The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, will hold a press conference on Thursday, Jan. 22 to announce the findings of a national poll on education reform and school choice. The poll, conducted by Beck Research, and released the week before National School Choice Week, surveyed 1800 Americans, including an 800 national sample, on questions related to educational choice, vouchers and charter schools.
Who:               Kevin Chavous, executive counsel for the American Federation for Children & Deborah Beck, president of Beck Research LLC
What:              Press Conference on results of national poll on education
When:             Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. ET
Where:            The National Press Club
Zenger Room – 13th Floor
529 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20045
*The press conference will be live-streamed here.
**The press conference is open to the media and interested public.
Please RSVP your attendance to Caroline McCain at


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.
Kevin P. Chavous is a noted attorney, author, and national school reform leader. A former member of the Council of the District of Columbia and a former chairman of D.C.’s Education Committee, Chavous was responsible for enacting numerous education reforms in D.C. Chavous is chair emeritus of the Democrats for Education Reform and a former chair of the Black Alliance for Educational Options.
Debbie Beck is president of Beck Research LLC, a public opinion research firm. Over the past fifteen years, she has provided research and strategic advice to political campaigns, national advocacy organizations and corporations. She has led research programs for Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options (HCREO), Stand for Children, StudentsFirst and SOS Michigan. She has conducted extensive research on school reform, the Common Core, No Child Left Behind and previously provided polling expertise to Democratic elected officials.


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