How can we continue to allow a zip code to determine the future of a child’s education?
It’s a tricky question that is actually bringing Washington D.C. together and I’m all for it.
Students deserve a great education in the United States of America! While our country has become bitterly divided over many political issues, I believe this is a statement we can all agree upon.
Despite our divisions, the notion of empowering parents for educational freedom is a bipartisan idea that is gaining momentum and I’m a proponent. As an ardent conservative, I surprisingly find myself honoring liberals Corey Booker and Sheila Jackson Lee for their record on the subject.
In the State of the Union speech, President Donald Trump called on Congress to pass H.R. 1434, the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act. This is an effort that I believe every American, Democrat, Republican or Independent, can support. Who would oppose allowing parents to choose the school that is best for their child?
Here is a case study: if a child happens to live in a certain zip code and is mandated to attend primary, secondary, middle and high schools with an “F” rating, that child has a 70 percent chance of failing, not graduating or even passing enough subjects to sustain a career during a lifetime. This is unacceptable.
Whether your representative is a Republican or Democrat – make sure they know how important this issue is to the very fabric of our society. Call on Congress to pass this bill. Ask them to uphold parents’ freedom to determine the education of their kids, particularly for low-income Americans whose zip code traps them in failing government-financed schools.
This is my fight! Join me in tackling a true common-sense initiative benefiting today’s youth and the future of our great country.
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