The impacts of the 2018 elections were felt in the 2019 state legislative sessions across the country. While charter school advocates saw some legislative victories, we are facing many strong headwinds in state legislative battles.
Todd Ziebarth is the senior vice president for state advocacy and support for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. In this role, he leads the National Alliance’s work to improve state charter school laws. Todd has helped numerous states enact laws to better support high-quality public charter schools. He has also authored many national- and state-level research and policy publications related to key charter school issues. Previously, he worked as a policy analyst both at the Education Commission of the States from 1997 to 2003 and at Augenblick, Palaich, and Associates from 2003 to 2005. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University, a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Colorado at Denver. In a past life (before he had children), Todd ran marathons and hiked 14ers for fun. These days, he spends most of his free time playing with his kids.
Blog posts by Todd Ziebarth
State politicians are using students as pawns. Here’s what we want state and federal politicians to know before public school students are put at risk.
Todd Ziebarth, the author of Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Charter School Laws, shares key findings and takeaways from the 2019 report.