Brian Thomas

Brian Thomas

Based in Cincinnati, OH, the Brian Thomas Morning Show covers news and politics, both local and national, from a libertarian point of view.Full Bio


Empower U - Tuesday October 13th

Virtual Class--Also Civil Rights Attorney Robert Newman Joins EmpowerU

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This is a Virtual Only Event

We spend over $26 billion in Ohio on the state’s K-12 public education system. The state has 5 school choice programs as well, giving some Ohio families an option on how, when, and where their students are educated. Averel Meden, Executive Director of a network of Ohio schools and parents will share some history on Ohio’s education system, the statewide scholarships available to students, and how her organization is fundamentally changing the conversation on parent empowerment in today’s primary education system. This dialogue will help you navigate many of the questions you have about programs, such as the Ed Choice Scholarship.

Averel Meden is the Executive Director of the Ohio Christian Education Network (OCEN), a network of Protestant and Christian schools who advocate for a parent’s right to choose the best education for their children.

Prior to her work with OCEN, she founded and currently operates a small consulting firm, focusing on education, children and family issues, and non-profit issues, which provides coalition building, lobbying, and advocacy training for non-profits.

Averel worked at the Ohio House of Representatives and later at the Ohio Department of Education during the adoption of Common Core, the Ohio Report Card, Teacher Evaluations, and Ohio’s Graduation Requirements. Additionally, she has nearly 20 years of experience in political campaigns at both the state and national level.

She played a critical role in the creation of Ohio’s Education Expansion program for low income families and has a passion for student-centered learning and parental involvement in education and public policy. She works with parents, students, and education professionals to prepare them to engage in public dialogue.

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