Our education system should be student-centered. Policy development should start with the admission that our children are unique. One-size-fits-all, top down education does not work. We need to give parents choice in how they educate their children and educators choice in how they do their jobs. We need to focus on performance and embrace the reality that healthy competition between students, teachers, schools and districts drive excellence.
A CHILD SHOULD NOT BE DESTINED TO A POOR EDUCATION BECAUSE OF HIS ZIP CODE OR HER PARENTS’ INCOME LEVEL. EVEN IN HIGH PERFORMING DISTRICTS, KIDS HAVE DIFFERENT NEEDS AND THRIVE IN DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS.