Culture, Politics, States

“I’m a Parent; I Don’t Trust Public Schools Anymore”

When I moved to Virginia, public school quality was top of mind. I wanted schools that would give my kids a quality education, a supportive environment, and a positive community. As a busy, working parent, I needed schools I could trust.

But I don’t trust Virginia public schools anymore. I don’t trust that my local school board will prioritize students’ needs over the desires of union workers. I don’t trust that they share my values and seek to teach my kids facts and skills, rather than to indoctrinate them into a specific and extreme political view. I don’t trust that they really prioritize student safety and well being; and I especially do not trust that they are honest and transparent with parents. Read more…

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