33 episodes

The Students Over Systems podcast features conversations that celebrate education freedom and brighter futures. Host Ginny Gentles, director of the Education Freedom Center at Independent Women’s Forum, is joined by the parents and policymakers who empower families with leverage and options.
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Students Over Systems Independent Women's Forum

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

The Students Over Systems podcast features conversations that celebrate education freedom and brighter futures. Host Ginny Gentles, director of the Education Freedom Center at Independent Women’s Forum, is joined by the parents and policymakers who empower families with leverage and options.
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    Shelby Doyle: Successfully Navigating Education Options

    Shelby Doyle: Successfully Navigating Education Options

    Did you know that 64% of parents wish they had more information about education options for their children? Shelby Doyle with the National School Choice Awareness Foundation joins the podcast to share tips and resources for parents who are seeking alternatives to their residentially-assigned public schools. We first discuss Shelby's homeschooling experience and then review the tools available to parents at schoolchoiceweek.com, including an interactive state map, seven steps to finding the right school for your child, a "find schools near me" search engine, and questions to ask while touring schools.
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    The Students Over Systems podcast features conversations that celebrate education freedom and brighter futures. Host Ginny Gentles, director of the Education Freedom Center at Independent Women’s Forum, is joined by the parents and policymakers who empower families with leverage and options.
    You can listen to the latest Students Over Systems episode(s) here or wherever you get your podcasts. Then subscribe, rate, and share with your friends. If you are already caught up and want more, join our online community. Be sure to subscribe to our emails to ensure you’re equipped with the facts on the issues you care about most: https://iwf.org/connect.
     
    Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) believes all issues are women’s issues. IWF promotes policies that aren’t just well-intended, but actually enhance people’s freedoms, opportunities, and choices. IWF doesn’t just talk about problems. We identify solutions and take them straight to the playmakers and policy creators. And, as a 501(c)3, IWF educates the public about the most important topics of the day.
     
    Check out the Independent Women’s Forum website for more information on how policies impact you, your loved ones, and your community: www.iwf.org.
     
    Subscribe to IWF’s YouTube channel.
     
    Follow IWF on social media:
     
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    #IWF #SOSPodcast #AllIssuesAreWomensIssues

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    • 30 min
    Rick Hess and Mike McShane: Education is a Handshake

    Rick Hess and Mike McShane: Education is a Handshake

    In their new book, Getting Education Right: A Conservative Vision for Improving Early Childhood, K–12, and College, Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane outline a principled conservative vision that could cultivate schools that are formative, flexible, and human. In this supersized Students Over Systems episode, Rick and Mike encourage conservatives to advocate for local control, tradition, and opportunity while avoiding the lure of The Next Big Thing in technocratic K-12 education policy. We discuss the extremely progressive teacher training cartel, parental responsibilities, setting clear expectations for school discipline, "grifters and lunatics" who prey on parents' frustrations, Edmund Burke's little platoons, and much more.
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    The Students Over Systems podcast features conversations that celebrate education freedom and brighter futures. Host Ginny Gentles, director of the Education Freedom Center at Independent Women’s Forum, is joined by the parents and policymakers who empower families with leverage and options.
    You can listen to the latest Students Over Systems episode(s) here or wherever you get your podcasts. Then subscribe, rate, and share with your friends. If you are already caught up and want more, join our online community. Be sure to subscribe to our emails to ensure you’re equipped with the facts on the issues you care about most: https://iwf.org/connect.
     
    Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) believes all issues are women’s issues. IWF promotes policies that aren’t just well-intended, but actually enhance people’s freedoms, opportunities, and choices. IWF doesn’t just talk about problems. We identify solutions and take them straight to the playmakers and policy creators. And, as a 501(c)3, IWF educates the public about the most important topics of the day.
     
    Check out the Independent Women’s Forum website for more information on how policies impact you, your loved ones, and your community: www.iwf.org.
     
    Subscribe to IWF’s YouTube channel.
     
    Follow IWF on social media:
     
    - on Twitter
    - on Facebook
    - on Instagram
    #IWF #SOSPodcast #AllIssuesAreWomensIssues


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    • 49 min
    Whitney Marsh: Unlocking the Extraordinary Potential of Every Kid

    Whitney Marsh: Unlocking the Extraordinary Potential of Every Kid

    What does it mean to truly empower and trust families to make education decisions for their children? Whitney Marsh, Director of Policy Operations at yes. every kid. Foundation, joins Students Over Systems to discuss removing boundaries that restrict where families can send their kids to school, supporting edupreneurs, and implementing effective education savings account (ESA) programs. Whitney advocates for a shift away from excessively regulating education freedom programs to trusting parents’ judgment.
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    The Students Over Systems podcast features conversations that celebrate education freedom and brighter futures. Host Ginny Gentles, director of the Education Freedom Center at Independent Women’s Forum, is joined by the parents and policymakers who empower families with leverage and options.
    You can listen to the latest Students Over Systems episode(s) here or wherever you get your podcasts. Then subscribe, rate, and share with your friends. If you are already caught up and want more, join our online community. Be sure to subscribe to our emails to ensure you’re equipped with the facts on the issues you care about most: https://iwf.org/connect.
     
    Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) believes all issues are women’s issues. IWF promotes policies that aren’t just well-intended, but actually enhance people’s freedoms, opportunities, and choices. IWF doesn’t just talk about problems. We identify solutions and take them straight to the playmakers and policy creators. And, as a 501(c)3, IWF educates the public about the most important topics of the day.
     
    Check out the Independent Women’s Forum website for more information on how policies impact you, your loved ones, and your community: www.iwf.org.
     
    Subscribe to IWF’s YouTube channel.
     
    Follow IWF on social media:
     
    - on Twitter
    - on Facebook
    - on Instagram
    #IWF #SOSPodcast #AllIssuesAreWomensIssues

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    • 33 min
    Chris and Christine Stigall: Making the Leap from the Status Quo

    Chris and Christine Stigall: Making the Leap from the Status Quo

    Chris and Christine Stigall, hosts of the Herzog Foundation's Making the Leap podcast, join Students Over Systems to share how they encourage and equip parents to make choices best suited for their families. Chris and Christine (a former public school educator) discuss both their family's education choices and concerns they hear from other parents, including how some public schools have become "fancy rec centers." The Stigalls also describe the Herzog Foundation's extensive training resources for churches and educators interested in expanding or opening schools.
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    The Students Over Systems podcast features conversations that celebrate education freedom and brighter futures. Host Ginny Gentles, director of the Education Freedom Center at Independent Women’s Forum, is joined by the parents and policymakers who empower families with leverage and options.
    You can listen to the latest Students Over Systems episode(s) here or wherever you get your podcasts. Then subscribe, rate, and share with your friends. If you are already caught up and want more, join our online community. Be sure to subscribe to our emails to ensure you’re equipped with the facts on the issues you care about most: https://iwf.org/connect.
     
    Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) believes all issues are women’s issues. IWF promotes policies that aren’t just well-intended, but actually enhance people’s freedoms, opportunities, and choices. IWF doesn’t just talk about problems. We identify solutions and take them straight to the playmakers and policy creators. And, as a 501(c)3, IWF educates the public about the most important topics of the day.
     
    Check out the Independent Women’s Forum website for more information on how policies impact you, your loved ones, and your community: www.iwf.org.
     
    Subscribe to IWF’s YouTube channel.
     
    Follow IWF on social media:
     
    - on Twitter
    - on Facebook
    - on Instagram
    #IWF #SOSPodcast #AllIssuesAreWomensIssues

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    • 35 min
    Corey DeAngelis: Funding Students and Exposing Radical Teachers Unions

    Corey DeAngelis: Funding Students and Exposing Radical Teachers Unions

    Corey DeAngelis, senior fellow at the American Federation for Children, joins Students Over Systems to discuss the educational industrial complex, the pernicious influence of teachers unions, and the recent growth in school choice programs. Corey explains why he advises leaning into the culture wars in his upcoming book, The Parent Revolution. He also dispels a number of education freedom myths, including the assertion that school choice defunds public education.
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    The Students Over Systems podcast features conversations that celebrate education freedom and brighter futures. Host Ginny Gentles, director of the Education Freedom Center at Independent Women’s Forum, is joined by the parents and policymakers who empower families with leverage and options.
    You can listen to the latest Students Over Systems episode(s) here or wherever you get your podcasts. Then subscribe, rate, and share with your friends. If you are already caught up and want more, join our online community. Be sure to subscribe to our emails to ensure you’re equipped with the facts on the issues you care about most: https://iwf.org/connect.
     
    Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) believes all issues are women’s issues. IWF promotes policies that aren’t just well-intended, but actually enhance people’s freedoms, opportunities, and choices. IWF doesn’t just talk about problems. We identify solutions and take them straight to the playmakers and policy creators. And, as a 501(c)3, IWF educates the public about the most important topics of the day.
     
    Check out the Independent Women’s Forum website for more information on how policies impact you, your loved ones, and your community: www.iwf.org.
     
    Subscribe to IWF’s YouTube channel.
     
    Follow IWF on social media:
     
    - on Twitter
    - on Facebook
    - on Instagram
    #IWF #SOSPodcast #AllIssuesAreWomensIssues

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    • 40 min
    Former Arizona Governor Doug Ducey: Creating and Protecting Universal Education Freedom

    Former Arizona Governor Doug Ducey: Creating and Protecting Universal Education Freedom

    Former Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, pioneer of the universal education freedom model, joins the Students Over Systems podcast as we celebrate National School Choice Week. We discuss Arizona's reputation as the Wild West of school choice, the growth of the Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program, and the wide array of education options in the state. Governor Ducey tackles school choice myths and describes why teachers unions relentlessly attack programs that provide students, parents, and educators with freedom and opportunities.
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    The Students Over Systems podcast features conversations that celebrate education freedom and brighter futures. Host Ginny Gentles, director of the Education Freedom Center at Independent Women’s Forum, is joined by the parents and policymakers who empower families with leverage and options.
    You can listen to the latest Students Over Systems episode(s) here or wherever you get your podcasts. Then subscribe, rate, and share with your friends. If you are already caught up and want more, join our online community. Be sure to subscribe to our emails to ensure you’re equipped with the facts on the issues you care about most: https://iwf.org/connect.
     
    Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) believes all issues are women’s issues. IWF promotes policies that aren’t just well-intended, but actually enhance people’s freedoms, opportunities, and choices. IWF doesn’t just talk about problems. We identify solutions and take them straight to the playmakers and policy creators. And, as a 501(c)3, IWF educates the public about the most important topics of the day.
     
    Check out the Independent Women’s Forum website for more information on how policies impact you, your loved ones, and your community: www.iwf.org.
     
    Subscribe to IWF’s YouTube channel.
     
    Follow IWF on social media:
     
    - on Twitter
    - on Facebook
    - on Instagram
    #IWF #SOSPodcast #AllIssuesAreWomensIssues


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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Culax ,

Enlightening for parents seeking real info

I’m stuck on this series and really enjoy the conversations about children and education. We want the best for our kids. We want transparency. And parents deserve leverage. My kind of podcast and I’m now more informed and can advocate for my kids!

ClevelandMom88 ,

Such a great resource!

As a parent dedicated to giving my kids the education option that works best for them, it can be hard to sort through what’s out there, what my state should be doing better, and what other parents and experts are learning. This podcast is hugely educational as I navigate the great “school choice” arena.

Gabby Hoffman ,

Best education podcast!

I fully endorse Ginny’s podcast. Great resource for all your school choice and education policy needs.

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