We are the Black and Hispanic students, parents, educators, and community leaders who believe kids deserve access to a high-quality public education. We will not be ignored by politicians who claim to know better than we do about what’s best for our children and communities. We will not stand by while they threaten to shut down schools, cut off funding, and deny millions of children the opportunity to escape failing schools. Charters work. The status quo doesn't.
I can't support anyone trying to cut off funding for schools like mine. I see nothing but harm coming from that.
I have both my kids in charter schools. This feels like a personal attack on my family. We want the best for our kids and, honestly, the traditional public schools around us are failing.
I'm sick of the current narrative. Everyone has lowered their expectations of black and brown children. The dramatic gap that exists between the performance of our babies and white and Asian children? It's unacceptable. We've got to disrupt that.
Their school helps them to become the person they want to be and to fulfill their purpose in life. Kids and families should have a say in that.
Go and talk to people – don’t just talk to the people who can fill your campaign funds. Talk to people who need things to change. I need things to change. And guess what? I have a right to vote.
Powerful interests protecting the failed status quo are threatening public charter schools on all fronts. And now Bernie Sanders has called on Washington to ban funding for ALL new charter schools. We need to let Bernie Sanders and the 2020 candidates know that we will not tolerate these attacks on our children. Add your name if you if you support giving our kids more educational choices, not less.