Parent Voices

A parent’s story: A trifecta of gratitude for Louisiana’s state scholarship program

Editor’s note: This first-person essay from Louisiana mother Sheila Offord was adapted from the American Federation for Children’s Voices for Choice website. I am fortunate, thanks to the Louisiana Scholarship program, that my three daughters attend Family Worship Christian Academy in Opelousas. Shyra is in fifth grade, Saige is in[Read More…]

A parent’s story: How a Georgia tax credit scholarship changed my grandson’s life

Editor’s note: This first-person essay from Georgia grandmother Martha Megahee was adapted from the American Federation for Children’s Voices for Choice website. My grandson Grayson has attended the Academy of Innovation in Gainesville, Georgia, since he was 8 years old. The academy is a private school that helps children like[Read More…]

A parent’s story: An education savings account made all the difference for my son

Editor’s note: This first-person essay from Arizona mother Cassandra Pacheco was adapted from the American Federation for Children’s Voices for Choice website. When my child started kindergarten, I noticed he did some things differently from his classmates. He didn’t like to communicate with them, or with his teachers. He hid under[Read More…]

Why Idaho lawmakers held a bill to offer parents scholarships for private school

Editor’s note: This article appeared Tuesday on idahostateman.com. Idaho lawmakers on Tuesday narrowly shot down a bill that would create scholarship accounts that families could use for students’ tuition and fees at private grade schools. The motion to hold the bill in committee passed 8-7 after multiple lawmakers and members[Read More…]

West Virginia education savings accounts are worth fighting for

Editor’s note: In this commentary from West Virginia education choice activist and reimaginED guest blogger Jamie Buckland, the mother of four explains why her state’s Hope Scholarship program positively impacts families across West Virginia and why the lawsuit that has been filed against it must be fought. In 2007 my[Read More…]

Commentary: Florida’s Hope Scholarship helped me rescue my daughter from a school bully

Editor’s note: This essay from Fort Lauderdale parent Cherie Sanders appeared today on miamiherald.com. I received a call near the end of the school day that no parent should ever get: My daughter had been threatened by a male student. More than threatened — he said he was going to[Read More…]

podcastED: How one family traded remote learning at Colorado’s closed-down schools for Florida’s education freedom

On this episode, reimaginED senior writer Lisa Buie talks with Renè Field, a mother of four who moved her family from Colorado to Florida in 2020 to find an alternative to pandemic-induced remote learning that was making her two school-aged sons “miserable.” Field discusses how Colorado’s rules were too restrictive[Read More…]