Patrick Reis, Politico Economics & Finance Reporter
Topic: The government Friday released the jobs numbers for January 2013, announcing that the economy had added 157K new jobs, but unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9%.
Andrew Campanella, Alliance for School Choice President
Topic: Guest discusses his group’s efforts surrounding National School Choice week. Proponents believe giving students and families increased access to high performing public schools, public charter schools, virtual schools, private schools, and homeschooling – is a solution to what they describe as the “growing crisis” of educational quality.
Kathleen Strottman, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute Executive Director
Topic: With news of Russia imposing a ban of adoptions by Americans, the State Department reports international adoptions have fallen for the 8th straight year. Guest discusses the concern of some in Congress over this trend, to what extent the federal government has a role in assisting in adoptions and how the U.S. is reaching out to other countries in hopes of improving the adoption rate.