"Tennessee Public Charter Schools: Get the Facts." features many prominent Tennesseans to help explain public charter schools, including Mayor Karl Dean, Speaker of the House Beth Harwell, State Representative John DeBerry, Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman and Achievement School District Superintendent Chris Barbic, in addition to testimony from parents of children who attend public charter schools in Tennessee.
For more information on Tennessee charter schools, visit www.tnchartercenter.org.
Kevin Chavous gives an eloquent and inspiring elucidation encompassing today's education reform movement, charter schools, and the importance of placing direct focus on our children. This presentation was given before several Tennessee Charter School Leaders on October 7th, 2011. As the education reform movement focuses more and more attention on the state of Tennessee, TCSA was thrilled to share in Kevin's insight and wisdom stemming from his vast experience:
Kevin P Chavous is a leading national advocate for school choice, Mr. Chavous helped to shepherd the charter school movement into the nation's capital. Under his education committee chairmanship, the DC charter school movement became the most prolific charter school jurisdiction in the country, with now nearly 40% of DC's public school children attending charter schools. In addition, Mr. Chavous assisted in shaping the District's three sector education partnership with the federal government. That partnership led to fifty million new federal dollars for DC public schools, DC charter schools and it funded the first federal scholarship program to allow 2,000 low income children to attend private schools.