Why do I believe in school choice? Because parents should have the right to choose the best school for their child. We are taxpayers and we are paying for a service. If I am not satisfied with the service, I should have the option to go out and explore other opportunities. School choice means competition, which helps to raise the bar for both public and private schools.
I am thankful and support Representative Robin Vos, who is also a strong advocate of school choice.
I have always desired to send my children to private school because it seemed that the public schools in Racine were not a good fit for my children. It was an answer to my prayers when HOPE Via opened in Racine. The HOPE Christian Schools are known for their college acceptance rate — 100 percent for the past 5 years.
I am grateful for school choice in Racine. My children are being taught how to conduct themselves in school and in the world. The moral compass that HOPE Via builds in scholars is unique and rooted in the Christian faith. Thankfully, students at HOPE Via are given examples of strong character through the Bible that they can learn from, in addition to the amazing staff at school.
Without school choice, my students would not have access to receive a Christian education. Representative Robin Vos is making this possible for more and more students across Racine.
Judith Mitchell, Caledonia