This conversation is with Walter Blanks who shares his school choice story that started in Columbus, Ohio and has allowed him to become an advocate for students and families throughout the United States. Likewise, it has provided him the opportunity to engage in the broader policy conversations even with a round table conversation with the president at the White House yesterday.
Bio: Walter Blanks Jr. is a Communications Associate at the American Federation for Children. Before joining AFC full-time, Walter was chosen for the first cohort of the AFC Future Leaders Fellowship, which is a year-long advocacy and professional development program for graduates of private school choice programs. Before moving to Washington, D.C. to join the national team, Walter championed educational freedom and shared his story across the country serving as a 2018 50CAN National Voices Fellow, an advocacy fellowship that aims to find, connect and support young leaders in education.
To learn more about his work: https://www.federationforchildren.org/voices-archive/walter-blanks/