You Can Make a Difference!
Politicians are using problems with the education system to seize decision-making power from state and local leaders and give it to the federal government.
But the problem is caused by too much government control and not enough school accountability to parents and tax payers.
The solution is to give control back to parents, not to further empower unaccountable bureaucrats:
"Federal policymakers should provide states with increased flexibility and freedom from red tape to make state leaders more accountable to parents and taxpayers. States should also strengthen standards, increase transparency about school performance, and allow parents to act on that information by choosing their children’s schools." Heritage.org
What to make a difference? Here are three suggestions from Heritage.org:
Find parents with passion: Organizing a group to lead on education reform will make your ideas more visible in your community. Your first step should be identifying individuals who will be good advocates, then staying in regular contact.
Get the word out: Posting information on community bulletin boards, calling in to local radio programs and writing letters to the editor are all ways to spread the message about education reform. Take advantage of social media like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to promote your work.
Call for state leadership: States should be the leaders on education reform. Contact Heritage to order bookmarks with a checklist for how to turn the corner on education reform in your state. Hand out bookmarks to neighbors and other concerned citizens.
(Based on the book, “Voices, Choices, and Second Chances," written by Virginia Walden Ford.)
Your tax dollars pay for the public education system.
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