Federalism & Education Freedom: Lisa B. Nelson on Job Creators Network
One of the most important things that we learned just in the post-COVID era was just how important education is.
Lisa B. Nelson, ALEC CEO, sat down with Elaine Parker of Main Street Matters on the Job Creators Network, discussing ALEC’s work in the education freedom movement and on federalism.
On ALEC’s work on federalism, Nelson highlighted the importance of the electoral college.
It starts with understanding the Constitution and understanding the balance of power. The way the Founding Fathers set up the country was really to make sure that those states had that power. I think it’s so important to think about seeing the way it was set up with the Electoral College in particular, to make sure that no state was disenfranchised. You don’t want the states that are the most populous — New York and California — deciding who’s going to be elected to the White House. You’ve got to kind of give that power back to the states and make sure that each of the states are equally represented.
On the education freedom movement, Nelson stressed the importance of empowering parents and providing students options when it comes to their education.
One of the most important things that we learned just in the post-COVID era was just how important education is. There are all kinds of discussions about education, eith higher ed on college campuses and free speech, but the thing that we’ve seen in the last couple of years is a huge influx and focus on K-12. This notion that the money should follow the students and not the system through education savings accounts or Hope Scholarships.