Pasco students to talk education at the RNC
If all goes as planned, a group of Pasco County charter school students will get about five minutes Thursday night on the national stage to share their (filmed) views about the future of education.
They're scheduled to appear via video at the Republican National Convention at about 8 p.m.
RNC staffers recently spent hours after classes at Dayspring Academy for Education and the Arts, asking students questions such as what a quality education and school choice mean to them, and what they hope to do in the future, co-founder state Rep. John Legg told the Gradebook.
The film of their thoughts is slated to air just before former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who wrote the foreward for nominee Mitt Romney's education white paper, takes the stage for his remarks.
Legg said the students were really excited to be part of the event, although everyone tried to temper that enthusiasm with the knowledge that even a slight schedule hiccup could sideline the video. If it's on, you can see it best either on television on C-SPAN, which doesn't have commercials, or on the YouTube live stream of the convention.
[Photo courtesy of Dayspring Academy]