National Rural Education Association Official Podcast

S03E18 - Dispatches from NFARE Conference in Chattanooga TN (November 15-17, 2023), an interview with Bill Chapman and Jason Bell

Episode Summary

Rural education leaders Bill Chapman and Jason Bell were interviewed at the National Forum to Advance Rural Education conference. As members of state and national rural educator associations, they value the quicker impact and tight-knit community support possible in rural schools. Chapman emphasized rural schools' vital role in expanding students' limited worldviews. If he had a "magic wand," Bell would make legislators truly understand rural challenges differ from urban ones when crafting education policies. They encouraged embracing the strengths of rural schools, not just the struggles. Chapman and Bell can be followed on Twitter @Dr_Chap_PISD and @jasonbelltnto continue the rural school's conversation.