Anna-Beavon Gravely, the State Director of Generation Opportunity (https://generationopportunity.org/) joined us in the studio to discuss her organization and what they are focused on. Generation Opportunity advances policy change, holds policymakers accountable, fights for opportunity, and defends the freedoms of young Americans. They leverage a robust grassroots network of 18-34 year olds, enabling them to create opportunity and prosperity through a free society. From boots on the ground to cutting-edge technology, they empower young people to drive progress for themselves and our nation. Ms. Gravely discussed what Generation Opportunity is doing in North Carolina, specifically around free speech on college campuses and her organization’s opposition to professional licensure.
Donald Bryson, State Director for Americans for Prosperity (http://afpnc.org/) stopped by the production studio today to surprise Chad. He wasn’t on the air, but did take over the production booth for a few seconds to get a jab in at the host.
Terry Stoops, the Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation (http://www.johnlocke.org/) joined Chad in the studio to discuss his latest article in the News and Observer (http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article79381652.html) about student testing. In the article, Stoops said, “The bottom line is that most educators appear to favor test-based accountability. But classroom teachers also want to strike a balance between preparing students for testing mandated “from above” and those created within the school.”