On this episode of Students Over Systems, host Ginny Gentles talks with Derrell Bradford, president of 50CAN, about school choice and teachers unions. Derrell views prolonged school closures in highly unionized areas as “one of the great domestic policy failures of our lifetimes” and believes allowing funding to follow children reduces unions’ outsized power to disrupt the lives of students and parents. He shares his insights from years of advocating for policies that provide opportunities and leverage to low-income families and describes the benefits of universal education freedom. The conversation concludes with a discussion of steps policymakers can take to address learning loss and empower families.