'Twas the Right of Our Children...

College & Career Readiness, Parent & Family Engagement, Who We Are | 12/24/2016

Lauren Sandherr Digital Strategist

Lauren executes digital marketing strategies in an effort to bring awareness to current education issues.

‘Twas the right of our children, to go to great schools

And learn math and writing, and all critical tools

For future success, whether career or college,

It takes a village to fill them with knowledge.

The students, alert and snug with their backpacks

Had visions of As and diplomas, not cutbacks.

Soon moms, dads, and students across all the land

Learned that they’re not all dealt a fair hand.

Low funding, few teachers, inadequate prep

Inferior standards and just plain bad rep -

Too many schools have these problems and more

Yet education is crucial for opening doors.

Soon came along Stand for Children with passion

To improve odds for students in a unique fashion

By organizing parents to help pass policies

On literacy, pre-K, and things such as these.

20 years we’ve fought on behalf of girls and boys

In Colorado, Texas, Oregon, Arizona, Illinois.

Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Indiana, Washington

Tennessee, Louisiana – our work has just begun

to change the course for students and close achievement gaps

Our children deserve better; education cannot lapse.

Next year on our list are some formidable goals:

Boosting grad rates & attendance, getting people to the polls

Early reading, early learning, fixing funding, prepping teachers

So that parents can cheer on their grad from the bleachers.

We empower our members to show up, speak up, and reach out

On behalf of children, because without a doubt –

They are the future; they deserve the best

So, happy holidays to all, and – well, you know the rest.

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