How to Put Parents Back in Control of Their Child’s Education

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News from Daily Signal:

A good primary and secondary education is the cornerstone of the American Dream: it prepares us for economic and personal success and facilitates our pursuit of happiness.

But too often the history of America’s public school system has been a story of dashed hopes, deferred dreams, and unfulfilled promises. Hopes of parents—that the local school system would prepare their kids to climb higher than they ever could. Dreams of students—that their teachers would inspire and believe in them. And promises of policymakers—that more money would fix a fundamentally broken system.

Millions of low-income families who are stuck in underperforming schools have no way out and no way to choose something better.

These families are not just let down by our nation’s dysfunctional education policy—they are trapped by it.

Providing a solid education for the next generation is, as Abraham Lincoln once wrote, “the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.”

Policymakers should aim, as he did, “to see the time when education, and by its means, morality, society, enterprise and industry, shall become much more general than at present.”

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INDIANAPOLIS - “School Choice Week” is underway, helping parents understand the differences and options best for their child’s education.

Tindley Collegiate Academy, an all-girls charter school in Indianapolis, is just one example of school choice. At the school, things are heavy on the culture and even heavier on the education.

One thing you won’t hear during class change is noise. That’s because the students at Tindley follow strict rules.

“Culture before academics. We truly sweat the small stuff so that our systems are tight, so we eliminate the noise that any other general public school would offer so that we can focus strictly on the academics,” said Principal Kelli Marshall.

That’s one of the things that attracts students to the school.

“All schools have their great teachers, but that great teacher can get overpowered by the students talking and that can make it seem like the school is chaotic,” said student Sharakis Jones. “At Tindley, they give you that culture with the teacher knowing when to let them talk and be quiet while lett……………. continues on WTHR

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