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Kemp Forum discusses upward mobility through education

Last week, the Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity brought together Gov. Pat McCrory, Rep. Rob Bryan (R-Mecklenburg), Rep. Ed Hanes (D-Forsyth), Congressman Luke Messer (R-Indiana), and a variety of other notable attendees to discuss upward mobility through education.

The event was a partnership between the Jack Kemp Foundation, the Center for Education Reform, and Opportunity Lives. Learn about the Jack Kemp Foundation here. Learn about the Center for Education Reform here. Learn about Opportunity Lives here.

There were three panels at the event. The Center for Education Reform filmed them all and have given us permission to present you with their videos of the event. The videos are below along with descriptions of the panels.

Can Washington Springboard Upward Mobility?

  • Congressman Luke Messer (R-Indiana), member, US House Education and Workforce Committee
  • Rep. Rob Bryan (R-Mecklenburg)
  • Travis Mitchell, president and executive director, Communities in Schools
  • Jimmy Kemp, president, The Jack Kemp Foundation

Impact of Opportunity on Educators and Families

  • Rep. Edward Hanes (D-Forsyth)
  • Tim Hall, director of academics, Thales Academy
  • Jonathan Hage, founder and CEO, Charter Schools USA, Inc.
  • Catherine Truitt, senior education advisor, North Carolina Office of the Governor
  • Jeanne Allen, founder and CEO, The Center for Education Reform

Advancing Opportunity – Washington to Raleigh, and Kemp Forum Closing Thoughts

  • Governor Pat McCrory
  • Congressman Luke Messer (R-Indiana), member, US House Education and Workforce Committee
  • Jeanne Allen, founder and CEO, The Center for Education Reform
  • Rep. Edward Hanes (D-Forsyth)
  • Rep. Rob Bryan (R-Mecklenburg)
  • Jimmy Kemp, president, The Jack Kemp Foundation

Alex Granados

Alex Granados is senior reporter for EducationNC.