Laurie H. Rogers

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About me

Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Child Advocate, Writer
Location Spokane, Washington, United States
Introduction Laurie Rogers has a degree in mass communication and a master’s in interpersonal communication, emphasizing the evaluation of argumentation and logic. In 2001, she founded Safer Child, an online information resource. In 2007, she narrowed her advocacy to public education, and in 2010, she founded Focus on the Square™, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving American K-12 education.

Laurie's book Betrayed: How the Education Establishment Has Betrayed America and What You Can Do about It (Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2011) is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Besides serving on the executive committee for Where's the Math?, Laurie has a background in finance, journalism and child advocacy. She has volunteered in schools - tutoring children in literacy and math, and teaching chess, argumentation and knitting. She lives in Spokane with her husband, daughter and three cats.

Laurie speaks with advocates, teachers and parents every day. She would like to specially acknowledge those who stand tall in the face of administrative deceit or stonewalling -- and who remain committed to making a difference for the children. Bravo.

If you could change one thing to improve public education, what would it be?