Support Quality Public Education through School Choice
School choice is a vital aspect in ensuring all children have a quality education. Providing public school options that extend beyond neighborhood and district-run schools is an integral means to helping improve our society as a whole. School choice improves the entire public education system. School choice allows families to find programs that best meet the needs of their families, and a child's individual learning style, which helps each child thrive and ultimately become a productive member of society. In signing this petition, I am showing my support of public school choice through charter, magnet and traditional quality programs. I support school and teacher accountability in every single public school and expect traditional schools to be held to the same standards that are now being imposed on charter schools. I will not support a candidate who allows for the destruction of school choice and who makes it more difficult for charter schools to operate. Charter schools are a fundamental component of school choice and provide variety of educational programs that meet needs of a range of learning styles and demographics. I will not support a candidate who instills more regulations on charter schools, but not on neighborhood schools. I support children, not politics. I do not intend to vote for a candidate that places the needs of children secondary to the desires of a political party. It is the obligation of our elected officials to better our community, and placing further restrictions on school choice restricts communities to the status quo of a mediocre educational system. Therefore, in signing this petition, I am showing my support for school choice by stating that I do not intent to vote for a candidate who takes action to stifle the existence of charter schools, their right to operate and their flexibility to provide a quality program.