The 4th installment of Berks County Community Foundation’s “Consider It” discussion series focuses on school choice. School choice has been a hot topic in Berks County, in part due to a lengthy and costly dispute between the Reading School District and I-LEAD Charter School. The topic has also been in the national spotlight as President Trump and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos have focused on expanding education choice.

With this in mind, the “Consider It” panel discusses local and national issues. The panel will includes Carol Corbett Burris, Executive Director of the Network for Public Education, Alyson Miles, Deputy Director of Government Affairs for the American Federation for Children, James Paul, Senior Policy Analyst at the Commonwealth Foundation, and Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the Director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership at California State University Sacramento.

WFMZ TV anchor and reporter Karin Mallett returns as the moderator for the fourth installment in the series. “Consider It” is supported by a committee of community residents who have differing political views and backgrounds. Committee members are Steve Elmarzouky, Bill Gage, Mary Kargbo, Joan London, Karen Miller, Art Grim, Kevin Murphy, Michael Rivera, and Marilu Rodriguez-Bauer.

Watch the full video here: