Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry Opens Up the 2nd day of the 2013 AFC National Policy Summit

The path to bipartisanship was a main talking point from former White House Press Secretary for President Bill Clinton, Mike McCurry.  McCurry was the guest of honor and keynote speaker for the breakfast program starting off day two of the 2013 AFC National Policy Summit.

During this morning’s address, McCurry emphatically discussed the importance of bipartisanship for the school choice movement.  “We can come together and share our different perspectives and create a much larger force, that’s kind of a more moderate force in the center, to make change happen,” McCurry said.  McCurry petitioned the nation’s school choice leaders in attendance, to not let the partisanship that “infects Washington, invade our work.”

He also asked school choice advocates to be careful of the language used, which could undermine the overall cause, “In everything about politics, people get so angry and so bitter and they use language that’s way over the top."

McCurry praised the American Federation for Children for bringing so many people together during this year’s summit, “We’ve got people from all walks of life who are together united in the cause of education reform.  We are really figuring out how to take this to the next level and to 'Go Big and Go Bold.'”

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