By: Amy Threewitt
As the cooler weather makes itself at home in my Wyoming town, I am looking forward to a few days in Denver working on an issue that is near-and-dear to my heart: school choice. Just last week, our state coalition held three great events throughout the Cowboy State. I’m looking forward to sharing their stories with legislators I meet at the Foundation for Excellence in Education (FEE) conference.
FEE has always been inspiring. Notable speakers from across the education reform movement share the latest happenings with all attendees. This year is no different, as American Enterprise Institute’s Arthur Brooks and Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice are among the great names who will grace the stage with their words of encouragement and palpable presence.
Unlike at State Policy Network, PublicSchoolOptions.org won’t have a table in the exhibit hall. Instead, we’ll be walking around meeting folks the old-fashioned way: shaking hands and taking names. We have goodie bags of swag to hand out, so please keep an eye out for the three brunettes with #ITrustParents stickers and buttons adorned to our shirts. We’d be happy to hand you one — and tell you more about our parent advocacy organization.
Since the room will be filled with so many state legislators, I hope panelists and speakers will point out the power of parents. Parents’ opinions, parents’ voices, and parents’ rights. These men and women who walk the halls of our Statehouses hold the ability to fight for school choice options to all families. I hope they all hear just how impactful their votes can be for parents like me.