Parents in power, not empowered

Inga Cotton has been voicing her support of school choice starting in the first semester of college at Trinity University when she wrote her term paper on the subject. Little did she know how important this topic would be to her later in life. She went from student to mom blogger, to nonprofit leader supporting parents with information and insights.

Posted by Citizen Ed on Thursday, April 23, 2020

Inga Cotton (@SACharterMoms on Twitter) has brought new life to the idea of parent advocacy by using practical information about local schools as a way of influencing the educational choices families make. Knowing from her own experience that the needs of children can vary widely from home to home, Inga has made it her mission to help others find the best possible learning conditions – whether that is public, private, or home schooling.

Starting in 2012, Inga launched a “Mom Blog” to explain her journey and help others. Today that blog has grown in to a successful nonprofit – San Antonio Charter Moms – that has a robust website and an amazing app for finding schools.

She joined the Education Is Power Broadcast to discuss her work and how we can continue to make sure parents are in power.

Chris Stewart is the Chief Executive Officer of Education Post, a media project of the Results in Education Foundation. He is a lifelong activist and 20-year supporter of nonprofit and education-related causes. Stewart has served as the director of outreach and external affairs for Education Post, the executive director of the African American Leadership Forum (AALF), and an elected member of the Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education.

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