Virginia Walden Ford At The National Press Club
July 08, 2011
McClendon Room, National Press Club, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Virginia Walden Ford is a visiting fellow in domestic policy studies at The Heritage Foundation, where she specializes in school choice and education reform. Walden Ford also serves as executive director of D.C. Parents for School Choice Inc., which she founded in 1998. The organization seeks to empower parents in the nation’s capital who wish to make informed decisions on educational choices for their children. Efforts by Walden Ford and other parent activists resulted in approval by Congress of the D.C. Opportunities Scholarship Program, which provided a way out of the city’s failing public schools to hundreds of children from low-income families. The scholarship program continues to come under attack by liberal lawmakers and leaders of government education unions. Walden Ford is the author of the 2005 book Voices, Choices and Second Chances: How to Win the Battle to Bring Opportunity Scholarships to Your State.