"I'd like to see the parents and the school boards have more say in how they teach their kids in the localities," Jace Laquerre said on the floor of the RNC Wednesday.
A few miles from the Republican convention site, a youth club's farming program and music studio offer participants outlets for their emotions and to learn broadly applicable skills.
In his speech to Republican convention delegates Wednesday, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence vouched for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump when it comes to expanding educational options.
Darren Ray Waddles, an aspiring teacher and Republican convention delegate, says he trusts GOP nominee Donald Trump to handle education policy better than presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Molly Spearman, South Carolina's superintendent, thinks the Republican presidential nominee is likely to be a big backer of local control, though Trump has said little about education so far.
A panel featuring Indiana Rep. Luke Messer wrestles with how the Republican Party can promote charters, vouchers, and other options without creating a "Department of School Choice."
The son of the Republican presidential nominee delivered a fiery denunciation of teacher tenure and praised school choice on the second night of the GOP convention.
Delegates and even some lawmakers at the Republican National Convention say they are in the dark about presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump's positions on education policy.
A scenario familiar to many classroom teachers is playing out on a much bigger scale at the Republican National Convention.
The House education committee chairman, a handful of elected state chiefs, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are among those who will not be at the GOP convention in Cleveland.