Governor Mike Pence Joins Education Opportunity Forum Lineup, Announces The Center for Education Reform

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Indiana Governor to Headline Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity with U.S. Senator Tim Scott

On July 27, 2016, The Center for Education Reform and The Jack Kemp Foundation will welcome Indiana Governor Mike Pence, along with U.S. Senator Tim Scott and Wisconsin State Senator Leah Vukmir, to the Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity has been established as a vehicle for federal lawmakers to learn from and engage state and local leaders on specific, tangible efforts to ensure upward mobility through education policies that empower people and reduce dependency and poverty.

“Our goal with the Jack Kemp Foundation is to ensure that Congress has a roadmap for educational opportunity that benefits and draws from best practice thinking in the private sector as well as lessons from key states where Governors have made opportunity a prominent part of their agenda,” said Jeanne Allen, founder and CEO of The Center for Education Reform.

Seeking common ground on the best paths toward making educational opportunity available to students at all levels regardless of race, socioeconomic status, or zip code, the forums are intended to ignite a national conversation on upward mobility and empowerment, with a renewed focus on innovation and education solutions as a critical aspect of that goal.

“Engaging and recognizing exceptional leaders who champion the American Dream is critical for our nation’s future. We want to drive conversations that translate into tangible action for policy and paves the way for a better future for all,” said Jimmy Kemp, President of the Jack Kemp Foundation.

About the Center for Education Reform
Founded in 1993, the Center for Education Reform aims to expand educational opportunities that lead to improved economic outcomes for all Americans — particularly our youth — ensuring that the conditions are ripe for innovation, freedom and flexibility throughout U.S. education.

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