Last week, a bill that could have taken away a critical educational option for thousands of California children – AB 1084 – died before it even made it for a vote. This bill was a direct assault on parents’ rights to choose the best school for their children. About 20,000 students benefit each day from the flexible online education that virtual schools provide in California. Had the bill passed, families would have been forced to leave schools that work and left to wonder how best to educate their children. (Be sure to check out this video from California Parents for Public Virtual Education Nicole Conragan).
We applaud the grassroots efforts of California Parents for Public Virtual Education that resulted in this huge victory for public school options.
The countless hours that these parents spent calling and visiting state legislators created real change for all of our children. This famous quote from Margaret Mead truly embodies the efforts of parents all over this country fighting for their right to be trusted: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”