Right now, getting through each school day still feels exhausting for many parents and students in New York City and across the country who are decidedly “over” the continued uncertainty surrounding their children’s education. Switching between emergency remote learning, to in-person instruction, to hybrid learning models is chaotic.
From radio to television to print, National School Choice Week President Andrew Campanella has been talking with news outlets across the country about opportunity in K-12 education and how parents can access the school choices available for their children. Here is a sampling of Andrew’s recent news interviews.
At the height of school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic last year, many parents did what most of us do now when confronted with a topic that we need to learn about quickly: they got busy Googling.
Over my 15 years of working in education, I have grown to appreciate that parents are far more savvy, knowledgeable, and resourceful than policy wonks and pundits give them credit for. Because parents care so much about their children, they will go out of their way to find out aboutquality education options that will help them to succeed.
School choice — long an issue of hot debate among education entities and policy wonks, with loyalties frequently divided along party lines. But public support for it may be growing, according to a report from the Manhattan Institute.
For this year’s National School Choice Week, we’re supporting parents by celebrating all education options (The 74 Million)
In the midst of sudden school closures and a wild election season, many families heard about school choice for the first time this past year, though it’s been around for decades. I ardently wish the circumstances had been different, but I do believe that heightened national awareness about educational choice is good news.
Most of us have our own life experiences to draw from when thinking about school, but things have changed a little (or a lot!) since we were last in a classroom.
If you watch how cable news talks about education – in the rare case that it does so – you likely think school choice is a hot-button political issue. This has more to do with the way the media cover stories than with school choice itself.
Today, more U.S. families than ever before have the ability to actively choose traditional public schools for their children — schools outside their assigned neighborhoods. Most states call this option open enrollment or “public school choice.”
For National School Choice Week, celebrating a decade of education options for students and families (The 74 Million)
Ten years ago, in 2010, could you have imagined the ever-increasing educational options families have today?