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I’m the Director of Development here at Christo Ray. It is unlike anything I’ve ever been a part of; it is the most challenging job I’ve ever had, but we serve a demographic that is underserved by education. Essentially, we ask our young men and women to go above and beyond from an academic and work standpoint. They’re here in school four days a week and work through our work-study program one day a week. The school year’s longer, and there is a dress code. The curriculum is challenging.

Students here are raising their hands and saying, “I want to do something different, not just for me, but for my family.”

These young men and women are ready to take on whatever challenge comes their way; I don’t think you get that from going into public education right now. It’s unfortunate, but that’s where we’re

So for me as a parent, I would like to have the choice to send my kids where I want to send them to school. Whether vouchers, tax credits, or anything of the sort, I’m a big school choice proponent. I don’t want to see anybody get left behind. Private school is not for everybody, and neither is a public school. Choices are important.


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