My children used to look dead when they went to school. They would beg me not to send them. My final straw was when my son, who has a history of seizures, was coming home from school with black eyes and telling me that he got hit in the head. Never once was I notified of the situation. My ex- husband had children that were able to use school choice, and mentioned the voucher program to me. I was so excited when I learned that not only did we qualify for the voucher but both of my boys got in. They have loved going to their new school, even made honor roll.

“I was so excited when I learned that not only did we qualify for the voucher but both of my boys got in. They have loved going to their new school, even made honor roll.”

When I say this, remember it’s coming from an educator. Why? Why do we have to make people feel like one person is better than someone else because of the families income. Children need and deserve to learn no matter their income level. Children learn what they see. If low-income children are turned away and then become successful later in life, what have they been taught? They’ve learned that it’s okay to be cruel to someone less fortunate. We live in a visual world. Children learn from experience, not sitting in a lecture. We should show our kids that everyone deserves to have a great education, no matter their income level.

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