Following is a news release from the Koch brothers funded organization, Americans for Prosperity.
|Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin: AFP Foundation launches School Choice Academy Series, website
Juan Williams to headline Green Bay event
MADISON – Today, Americans for Prosperity Foundation – Wisconsin announced the start of their educational series on School Choice, AFP Foundation Academy. The Academy Series is an effort to educate the public on the importance of education reform and parental choice. In addition to announcing the town hall series, AFPF announced the launch of a new website, http://www.DontSayNoWI.com. The website will feature news from around the state as well as a petition for Wisconsin residents to show their support for reform.“Our kids deserve the best possible education, regardless of zip code or family income,” said Luke Hilgemann, State Director of AFP Foundation – Wisconsin. “To compete on the world stage we need to embrace choice, competition and innovation. Our entire educational system is falling behind, and blindly throwing money at it simply isn’t the answer.”
The first series of town hall events will take place on Tuesday, February 5th in Beloit, Wednesday, February 6th in Kenosha and Thursday, February 7th in Green Bay. Fox News Analyst Juan Williams will headline the Green Bay event and Talk Show Host Tony Katz will be on the panel all three nights. Additional panelists include teacher Kristi LaCroix, Christian D’Andrea of the MacIver Institute, Jim Bender of School Choice Wisconsin and Brian Pleva of the American Federation for Children.
“By most measures, America has fallen out of the Top 10 countries when it comes to educating our children,” said Hilgemann. “This is absolutely unacceptable. Costs continue to rise, but results continue to flat line. We need radical reforms to move our system forward and prepare our children for the challenges of the 21st century. There is no silver bullet, but that can’t stop us from seeking a solution. The Academy series will help move the conversation forward.”
Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFPF) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFPF believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. AFPF educates and engages citizens to support restraining state and federal government growth and returning government to its constitutional limits. AFPF is more than 1.9 million activists strong, with activists in all 50 states. AFPF has 34 state chapters and affiliates. More than 90, 000 Americans in all 50 states have made a financial contribution to AFP or AFP Foundation.