Dozens of parents have testified before state senators about the need families have for real school choice, and thousands more have visited the Statehouse over the last three years to plead with lawmakers for a fair chance at quality education.
Private school educators, home school parents and public school parents have pointed out example after example of children with educational needs that local public schools are unable, or unwilling to meet.
Lawmakers, like State Senator Robert Ford, have pointed out the injustice of confining thousands of children to failing public schools, with no education, and no hope for anything better.
Even in front of the parents pleading with the state senate for help, education officials and establishment insiders stand up and try to divert lawmakers’ attention away from parents, and back to the wants of the establishment.
Lawmakers need to listen to the people in their districts who want real choices, and act accordingly.