Polls have consistently found that Latinos prioritize education – at times even more than jobs and the economy and certainly immigration. As a result, it is imperative that we lean in on the good work we are doing to advance educational freedom – or the ability of every family being able to customize a child’s education.
But just as important as it is to stress support for educational freedom, it’s important that we remember that the purpose of education is to help students discover, develop, and apply their unique abilities, establishing a foundation for a life of contribution and fulfillment.
Recently introduced legislation, HB 60, will create more options for Georgia’s Hispanic families and students to find the educational environment that best fits their unique needs!
Hispanic families also know that their children have different learning styles, abilities, and talents that are best met when they have access to a number of educational options. As evidence of this, Hispanics consistently show higher support for educational opportunity policies compared to other demographic groups.
When talking about educational freedom, we should not get hung up on the idea of arguing where students should go to school. Instead, our approach should be: how can we best meet each student’s own individual needs – this could include a public, private, charter, or even home school.
Sign the letter to encourage your lawmakers to support HB 60!