February 3, 2014

Celebrating School Choice with AFF’s SE Michigan Chapter

By: Kathryn Shelton

Last week, 25 young professionals gathered from across metro Detroit for a panel discussion and reception on How Freedom in Education Is Saving SE Michigan. This event highlighted National School Choice Week.

Speakers included: Aquan Miles, Principal, Taylor Preparatory High School; Dan Quisenberry,  President, Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA); and Audrey Spalding, Director of Education Policy, The Mackinac Center for Public Policy.  The speakers covered a wide range of topics, but focused most on public charter schools and how to better communicate the importance of exercising school choice in the Detroit metro area.  The audience was engaged and a vibrant discussion followed their presentation.  Many stayed after to continue the conversation.

We look forward to the SE Michigan chapter’s next event!


Kathryn Shelton is the Director of Chapter Advancement for America’s Future Foundation.