Senator Tim Scott joins Students Over Systems to discuss how education can unlock a person’s potential and future. Senator Scott shares his belief that parents should be given access to a range of educational options, so their children have a better chance at succeeding in life. We also discuss his advocacy for federal education freedom options, including the Charter School Program and the portability of federal funds.

Stacy Hock joins the Students Over Systems podcast to discuss the possibility and opportunity to expand education freedom in the Lone Star State this year. She explains the open enrollment, charter, and magnet school policies in Texas, and lays out her vision for creating K-12 education savings accounts for families. We address the need for Texas lawmakers to respect and recognize the voices of parents who are seeking expanded educational choices and flexibility.

Stacy Hock is a philanthropist and public policy advocate who serves on the boards of numerous organizations, including the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the University of Austin Board of Advisors. She received her B.S. in computer science and electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her MBA from the University of Texas in Austin. Stacy is a sixth-generation Texan and lives with her husband, Joel, and their four sons in Austin, Texas.