ChoiceMedia‘s Bob Bowdon and Pioneer Institute‘s Cara Candal talk about charter school authorizing in California and a recent bill that gives school districts rather than the state the authority to approve charter schools; good news for online learning programs in Oklahoma; and is there a shortage of teachers in American schools? Plus, Bob calls out Dale Russakoff for a selective New York Times interpretation of Success Academies.

In their Newsmaker Interview, Bob & Cara talk with Erica Smith of the Institute for Justice, about the history and implications of the Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue Supreme Court case, which could help low-income families access private and parochial schools in over 30 states.

Guest: Erica Smith is an attorney with the Institute for Justice. She joined IJ in August 2011 and litigates cutting-edge constitutional cases protecting economic liberty, school choice, and free speech in federal and state courts. Erica has appeared on CBS Sunday MorningCBS This Morning, and Fox & Friends, and her writing has been published in the Washington TimesNew York PostTimes-Free PressThe Virginian-PilotNational Law Journal, and Federalist Society Review. She has also been quoted in media outlets across the nation, including the New York Times and Washington Post. Before joining IJ, Erica served as a law clerk for the Honorable Terrence Boyle of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Erica graduated received her law degree cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She is currently fighting to protect Montana’s school choice program at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Twitter handle: @IJ

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  1. Hank Rhody, on the blockchain Contributor

    Welcome to Ricochet and good to see y’all!

    If you might, be a bit more careful about defining your terms. What’s an ECOT and why do I care? What does being “The Question 2 State” mean?

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    • September 13, 2019, at 6:45 AM PDT
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