Invest in Education welcomes new team members, leaders in school choice

Contact: Claire Hunter

Washington, D.C. – Invest in Education and Invest in Education Coalition are pleased to announce the addition of former American Federation for Children (AFC) President, John Schilling, and former CEO, Greg Brock, as Senior Advisors. Invest in Education is exclusively focused on advancing school choice at the federal level in a way that respects federalism, complements current school choice work in the states, and facilitates greater educational opportunity in new states across the country.

Schilling and Brock bring more than 40 years of combined experience and success in the school choice movement. Under their stewardship, AFC and its affiliates became the nation’s largest and most effective school choice advocacy organization, working with allies in 20 states plus D.C. to expand educational freedom and opportunity for families and students. Their expertise will help Invest in Education and affiliates with their educational, advocacy, and political engagement to empower parents of school-aged children across the country with greater choice in K-12 education.

“At Invest in Education, we are laser focused on empowering parents and creating better opportunities for America’s children through school choice,” said Luke Messer, President of the Invest in Education Foundation. “Greg and John bring great experience, knowledge and passion for the issue to our team, and we are grateful to AFC for their help in making this happen.”

“John and Greg represent the best of the best when it comes to advocacy on behalf of families and have dedicated much of their lives to expanding educational opportunity for all children,” said Tommy Schultz, CEO of AFC. “Invest in Education has assembled a dream team of talent and stalwart leadership that will work hand in hand with AFC on expanding school choice at the federal level. We are eager to work with Luke Messer and the board of directors on this ambitious agenda that families across the country urgently need to succeed.”

About Invest in Education

Invest in Education is a research and policy organization with a mission of promoting improvement in K-12 education, increasing educational choice, and working to close gaps in educational achievement. Our activities include research and events to educate the public and advocacy in support of legislation consistent with our mission. For more information, visit