Regardless of our views on Election 2016, we can surely agree on this: All children deserve a quality education. But we must do more to make sure they get it.
For more and more families, this goal is already becoming reality through the Opportunity Scholarship Program. This state-funded scholarship has given my own child a chance to attend Friendship Christian School.
Before enrolling at Friendship Christian School, my daughter attended a private school, but we were unable to afford the tuition and had to send her back to public school.
Thanks to the Opportunity Scholarship Program my daughter is able to return to a private school, and she is truly flourishing. Now, she has grown academically and socially. My daughter feels challenged by her schoolwork and supported by her teachers. She loves learning and her new school.
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We are where we are because of opportunity. Without the opportunity scholarship, my child would not be able to attend Friendship Christian School. There are many other families like mine across the state. I want them to know about this program that I learned about through Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina. I want to tell these families that the opportunity scholarship can change their child's live for the better. My family is proof of that.