Category: Parents

I always worry about the health and safety of my kids in school, but today I left my worry at the ballot box

As the mother of two beautiful children who attend Aurora Public Schools, every day I think about the opportunities that may find my children as they head out for school. Like many mothers, I also think about challenges they’ll face and the ways in which I wish I could be there to keep them happy and healthy. While there’s no…

We shouldn’t be surprised by the power of parents

Just as women led the suffrage movement, Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta led the farm workers and Dr. King and African Americans led the fight for civil rights, low income families and families of color are leading a revolution to eradicate educational inequity in Aurora. Less than a year ago they initiated the battle for language equity—and this year, they’re…

Parents, I know first-hand the importance of preschool

I was a young, first-time mother when my eldest daughter turned four. I knew nothing about preschool and its importance, or anything about how to go about finding a school and enrolling her. I grew up in Mexico and never attended preschool myself. Most of the other young mothers I knew didn’t send their children to preschool and hadn’t attended…