by Tillie Elvrum
This summer at our School Choice Parent Advocacy Boot Camp I said we were going to hit the ground running this fall…And I meant it! As my son J.D. packs his bag for classes at our local community college, I will be packing for New Hampshire.
Fellow Board member Amy Threewitt and I are headed to The Seventy Four Education Summit next week. It will be an exciting time to be around all the Republican candidates running for president and I hope people are paying attention as they share their plans to improve public education.
I’m especially looking forward to hearing whether these potential presidents trust parents to make decisions about their children’s education. Sure, there are a lot of important issues out there — but as a school choice advocate, I hope education is at the top of the list for each of these politicians.
Fellow parents and I connect with policy makers and school choice leaders throughout the year: from Boot Camp to Capitol Days and from conferences to advocacy trainings. This forum isn’t any different! If these candidates want to know how education policy and access to public school options impacts real-life Americans, just ask us. We’re ready for ya!
Bottom line: #ITrustParents — do you?