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Forgotten America

Feb 21, 2023

Dr. Matt Ladner is an education policy researcher and is the Executive Editor of ReimaginED, a blog focused on education choice. Matt is also the Director of the Arizona Center for Student Opportunity at the Arizona Charter School Association.
Matt joins Garrett today to discuss his recent paper, co-authored with Jason Bedrick and published by the Heritage Foundation, Rustic Renaissance: Education Choice in Rural America. They talk about how well American public education is doing at achieving its purpose of “equipping students with the knowledge, skills, and habits they need for success in life and preparing them to exercise citizenship responsibly.” Matt also explains how regulatory capture is impacting America’s K-12 system. 
If you’re interested in how school choice policies are impacting rural America, this is the episode for you. 
Wired Article mentioned: The Techies Who Are Hacking Education by Homeschooling Their Kids
You can follow Matt’s work at: ReimaginED
Arizona Charter Schools Association
Twitter: @MatthewLadner
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