WHY JOIN MILITARY FAMILIES FOR HIGH STANDARDS:
For military families, adjusting to the varying quality of state education standards is something they deal with regularly. 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.
That’s why military families have responded to ensure their children are being taught to high K-12 education standards and that military kids don’t fall through the cracks in becoming properly prepared for life after high school.
Military Families for High Standards brings together the spouses and family members of active duty and former service members to alert policymakers and the public about why military-connected kids are particularly vulnerable to standards that are inconsistent from school to school and state to state – and supports high standards that ensure their kids have the skills necessary to succeed.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Joining us as a member is not a big-time commitment, perhaps no more than a few hours a month (and it's free).
- Our members occasionally lend their expertise at regional panel discussions on education issues as they pertain to military families. For example, several of our members have spoken at conferences conducted by the Association of Defense Communities and the Association of the U.S. Army on the importance of maintaining high education standards.
- Many of our members have written numerous opinion pieces that have appeared in regional and national news media. These commentaries afford excellent opportunities to alert policymakers around the country to the unique issues facing military families.
- Occasionally, we invite some of our interested members to speak with the media concerning education issues as they impact military families.
If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear from you!
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