Educational choice advocate and champion for choice Lisa Leslie joined the American Federation for Children in Kissimmee, Florida for the annual Policy Summit. Lisa shared her insight and experience from working in the education reform movement as an outspoken supporter for educational choice.
Champion for Choice spokesperson Lisa Leslie joined the American Federation for Children and a coalition of more than a dozen organizations to show her support for educational choice at the D.C. Put Kids First celebration.
In conjunction with National School Choice Week, Lisa spoke about her commitment to fighting for quality educational options for every child.
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One of my favorite events of the year is the ESPY Awards. It is a fantastic opportunity for sports stars, celebrities and fans to join forces and celebrate the athletic achievements of the past year – And this year was no exception!
I was especially excited for this year’s event as I had the opportunity to co-host “Champions for Choice in Education” with Jalen Rose and Kevin P. Chavous. The event allowed us to educate fellow celebrities and athletes about the importance of educational choice.
An estimated 300 people, including some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment, came out to the WP-24 Restaurant at the Ritz Carlton for the Champions for Choice in Education event. I was so grateful to see so many friends, athletes, stars and education advocates all in one room. You can see some of the pictures from the event on AFC's Facebook page.
When my husband and I researched the schools in our area, we were surprised to see how low the schools were ranked. We have heard about the fight and argument for better education but never took the time to research it until it was time for our daughter to go to school. We had to make a decision: Either put the money into a private school or move to a new house in a location where the schools are ranked higher. We chose to move and enroll our daughter into a public school. I then thought about all those children who were left behind. Having the opportunity to receive a high-quality education should not be reserved for those with the money to send their child to a private school or – in our case – physically relocate to an area with better schools. All children, no matter their family’s income or Zip code, are deserving of the same quality education my children receive.
Champions for Choice in Education are committed to ensuring that every child - no matter their zip code, no matter the parent's income, and no matter the color of their skin - has access to an excellent education.