Alvarado: School choice the gateway to success

By: Anita Peek-Brinson

Being the son of immigrants, I witnessed firsthand my parents’ sacrifice to provide our family a better life.

However, the one thing they always emphasized and taught me was a quality education is a key to success in this world.

With a good education, the American dream — equal opportunity, financial success and upward mobility regardless of the station of your birth — lies within the grasp of each of us.

But, without a quality education, children run the risk of falling through the cracks and getting left behind in a rapidly-changing economy.

As we celebrate National School Choice Week, we should remember the ways school choice can provide a beacon of hope for the next generation.

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