SCHOOL CHOICE MISSION STATEMENT
We believe that our current education system is failing our kids. For years our schools have been deteriorating. Teachers, students and parents have been maligned by an educational system that is no longer serving their needs.
We believe school choice empowers families and increased competition will increase opportunity and educational equality for all. All students in Washington should have equal access to an excellent education.
Currently Washington spends over $16,000 per year, per student we believe the money should “follow the backpack.” Vouchers or educational scholarships much like the GI bill could be used for tuition for private, public, charter or home school cooperatives. Parents would be free to choose the best educational environment for their child.
We also believe that School choice would empower teachers and provide them with the professionalism they deserve. Excellent teachers would have the resources they need to thrive and their pay would be based upon performance. Class size would naturally decrease and children would get more individualized attention.
It is time for Washington to revolutionize education and drive the funding to the classroom rather than bridling teachers with top down mandates.
Chair for the Committee for the Advancement of School Choice
My name is Tara Childs and I am a citizen, mom of 2 college-aged kids and one teacher and I AM AN ESSENTIAL teacher! Educate! Co