Category: School Choice

If you’re headed to college this fall, here’s four tips to make your first year as successful as mine

When I started at Claremont McKenna College (CMC) this past fall as a first-generation college student from Denver, I knew I was in for a big transition. While many of my fellow classmates had parents to help them adjust to the unfamiliar world of college, I was essentially alone when I got to campus. But I was extremely fortunate to…

It wasn’t until I enrolled in a charter school that the future I desired started to become a reality

As a naturally quiet person, it was easy for me to be overlooked in the classroom when I was younger. Although I was born in the United States, I spent my childhood in a Tibetan exile community in India and only knew a few words of English when I moved to Denver as a fourth grader. Throughout elementary and middle…

There’s a Lot to Like About Stacey Abrams But Her Opposition to School Choice Isn’t One of Them

Stacey Abrams became something of a household name in the weeks leading up to the 2018 midterms and tonight she will give the Democrat response to the President’s State of the Union Address. Abrams shot to political stardom when she came close to becoming Georgia’s first Black woman governor. And there would have been much to cheer about that glass…

Charter Schools Play a Critical Role in Setting Up Kids Like Mine For Success

This week marks the start of National School Choice Week. As the parent of public charter school students in Denver, I’ve witnessed firsthand just how transformational the experience has been for my children. From the moment my son walked through the doors of DSST: College View High School, he has felt accepted as a part of the community and the…