GivingÂ parents a more meaningful voice in school reform.
Empowering parental choice is a vital component to reforming education. Keeping the focus on what is best for kids will allow both of us to improve education.
It doesnâ€™t take a genius to figure out the more parental involvement you have, the better for children.
Iâ€™m a firm supporter of the Parent Trigger.Â Who knows a child better than his or her parent? No one.Â That is why parents should be able to have a stronger voice in determining what type of an education their children receive and deserve.
It just makes sense for families to take charge of neighborhood schools from central bureaucracies and teachersâ€™ union affiliates distant from their concerns for their children, or at the very least, use Parent Trigger laws to become lead decision-makers in the school with the district paying heed.
Giving families the power to turn around systemically failing schools that are not meeting the needs of our children.
The ultimate example of parent empowerment.
An integral part of improving education in Georgia is greater parent buy-in to their childrenâ€™s education. The parent trigger proposal will assist parents with this in both well-established and struggling low performance schools. A quality education for all of our stateâ€™s children is critical to their future and ours. All parents should be given a greater voice in achieving this.
Iâ€™m really excited about the parent-trigger movementâ€¦where parents that have no power and have been cast aside for way too long now have been given the power to say, â€˜If my school is not working I want a say on how to change it.
In a polarized political climate, this is an issue that Democrats and Republicans should agree on. Itâ€™s an issue we must build consensus around because it empowers our parents in the name of lifting up our kids. It allows a concerned community to work with educators, have their voices heard, and ultimately fix under-performing schools. The parent trigger gives us yet another tool to build that brighter future for our students that we all seek.