Getting a child college- and career-ready is a prime mission for any parent – but it is made more difficult for military parents because of the mobility and inconsistent schooling.
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Military families relocate frequently – six to nine times, on average, during a child’s K-12 career. Each move is accompanied by the obstacles of helping those students adjust to their new schools, a reality documented by Tammy Ziegler McCreery, a member of Military Families for High Standards in this Huffington Post piece.
Christi Ham, chair of Military Families for High Standards explains why the “military student identifier” requirement in the Every Student Succeeds Act will help ensure children of service members have the same access to a high quality education as their peers in this Huffington Post piece. The information the "military student identifier" will better ensure that these students have the same chance to succeed as every other student.
The news is filled with stories about how U.S. children are slipping way behind other countries when it comes to key educational benchmarks. But the corollary is that these children grow up -- and as a result of the poor or inconsistent education standards in their younger years, many Americans don't have the grounding to be successful in higher education without remedial classes.
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