As an activist, voter and resident who leans way to the left, I read the news daily and find myself asking, out loud and with more than a bit of frustration:
“Can I get a left-leaning candidate for governor who knows something about educational choice in Florida?”
Is that too much to ask?
I run the Florida Parent Network – a dedicated team of organizers who travel this state listening to thousands of parents about why they choose something other than district-run schools. We listen … to hopes and dreams, triumphs and tragedies.
We see our parents’ love for their children shining through in every choice they’ve ever made.
We help them protect and defend those choices.
I am officially inviting candidates running for governor in this year’s Democratic primary to step outside their neighborhoods, circles and worlds of privilege and meet some of our parents too.
Maybe they’d learn something.