S8 Episode 12: Realities and Vision for Arizona Education with the Rodel Foundation
If you’ve only heard the name of the Rodel Foundation of Arizona in passing, today’s episode will help you understand the vision and work of this education organization.
Don Budinger, Board Chairman and Founding Director of the Rodel Foundation, was a successful business owner when he realized the incredible importance of education. When he and his brother sold their business, they vowed to take a leading role in the U.S. public education system. They created the Rodel Foundation with the understanding that education changes everything.
In this episode, 3Ps hosts Angelia and Mary talk with Budinger and Jackie Norton, President and CEO of the Rodel Foundation of Arizona, about their work and the need for quality data and decision-making grounded in facts.
An example of Rodel’s commitment to data-based decisions is their document Arizona Public Education at a Glance 2019-2020, which lays out the basic facts and figures “essential to begin an informed discussion about education in Arizona.”