“We know that every child deserves the chance to have a great education – regardless of where they live or their parents’ income. And we know that improving our country’s educational system is a vital step toward ensuring long-term global competitiveness.”
You’ll recognize the idea quoted above if you’ve been following my blog here at End The Education Plantation. But I didn’t write those words. They were written by Anna Sheehy and appeared in The Chronicle, Duke University’s daily newspaper. Ms. Sheehy identifies herself as a student at Duke’s Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and an intern for Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina.
She goes on to say: “Parental school choice, in its broadest sense, means giving parents the ability to send their children to the school of their choice. . . . The current American educational system, however, dictates which public school students attend based almost solely on location. Demography should not be destiny.”
I say amen to that.
Ms. Sheehy encourages her readers to “think about what kind of future you want and what kind of educational system will get us there when casting your vote.”
I would take it a step further. We have a proposal for giving every parent and every student in America the opportunity to choose a school offering a quality education.
We’re a grassroots organization. We can’t do it alone. Check out our proposal and how you can get involved at www.EndTheEducationPlantation.org.