Parents, since you're home, use this time to become a policy advocate

One upside to millions of parents staying home with their children is the possibility that they become stronger advocates for parental rights, school choice, and family economic security. We discuss this with Colleen Cook, President of the National Coalition for Public School Options.

Posted by Citizen Ed on Thursday, April 2, 2020

The aftermath of nationwide school closings as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has thrust many parents and guardians into uncharted territory when it comes to continuing the education of their children.

One upside to millions of parents staying home with their children is the possibility that they become stronger advocates for parental rights, school choice, and family economic security. Colleen Cook, President of the National Coalition for Public School Options joined the Education Is Power Broadcast to share her thoughts on parent power and growth during this pandemic.

Cook reflects on the idea that while this is a difficult moment, it also presents an opportunity for parents to grow into their role as advocates for their children’s learning needs.

Watch the video above to learn how to continue to become an expert advocate for your child and their education.

Josh Stewart considers himself a global citizen first and foremost and is passionate about cultural exchange. He has a B.s. in Political Science and Hispanic Studies from St. John's University in Minnesota and experience as both an ESL and social studies teacher in Korea and the Philippines. He currently works a digital content Manager for Citizen Education and Education Post and enjoys both traditional and creative methods crafting messages around the desperate need to improve our education system and provide quality options to the most marginalized students and families.

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