Education is essential for people to discover and develop their potential. It’s often in the classroom where students explore their gifts and the unique ways they can contribute to the world.  

That’s why students and families should have access to quality education tailored to the way they learn best and that helps them succeed.  

Hispanic families understand the life-changing value of educational opportunity. Time and again, polls have shown they rank this as a top issue.  

So they know that when families have more options from which to choose the best education for their child, everyone wins. We can make such outcomes possible by:  

  • Advocating open enrollment policies: Where you live should not dictate the education a child receives. That’s why we need to allow families to enroll their children in the public school of their choice.  
  • Expanding the means by which families can choose the right education for their child: Increasing access to microgrants—funds allocated directly to families for education purposes—or education scholarship accounts—special accounts allowing parents to access a portion of the funds a state has allocated for their child for a variety of education expenses—and similar funding proposals will help families meet their child’s unique education needs.  
  • Increasing course access: We can expand student-centered education by giving them the freedom to enroll in courses inside and outside their school. Similar to open enrollment, course access policies allow students to enroll in classes offered by other schools, so they can get the most out of their education experience.  
  • Giving students credit wherever they learn: Children learn through a variety of experiences beyond the traditional classroom setting. There are several policies geared toward helping students learn everywhere by giving them credit for out-of-classroom learning opportunities.  
  • Promoting charter schools: Charter schools are built on the principle that every child is unique. They are public schools of choice, with the independence to create diverse and innovative learning environments. They restore power to the educators, to be autonomous and creative, ultimately creating a more unique and engaging learning environment for students. 

 

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ICYMI: Univision Hosted LIBRE’s Ruben Guajardo To Talk Education in New Mexico

Interview highlights Education Speaker Series   (ALBUQUERQUE, NM) –  Univision Nuevo México hosted Ruben Guajardo, Community Engagement Director for The LIBRE Initiative New Mexico, to discuss their efforts to improve New Mexico’s school system. Ruben highlights The LIBRE Initiative New Mexico’s Education Speaker Series: “These different special guests come from other states to explain to … Read More
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The LIBRE Initiative-North Carolina Urges Lawmakers To Pass Student Success Program

HB 934 empowers families to address impact of the disruption in learning caused by the pandemic (RALEIGH, NC) –  Today, The LIBRE Initiative, an organization committed to empowering the Latino community, issued support for HB 934, a bill under consideration in North Carolina’s legislature, otherwise known as the Student Success Program. This program allows families … Read More
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The LIBRE Initiative – Florida Praises Gov. DeSantis For Signing Legislation Expanding Educational Freedom

(Tallahassee, FL) – Today, The LIBRE Initiative – Florida, praised Gov. Ron DeSantis for signing into law House Bill 7045, legislation that will make it easier for more families – including many Latino families – to exercise greater educational freedom. Under the new law, more students will become eligible for the Family Empowerment Scholarship Program, … Read More
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Passage of SB 671 – Deserves Credit, NC Bill Expands Funding to Students

NC House and Senate Need to Work Together to Expand Educational Freedom to All (RALEIGH, NC) –  Today, The LIBRE Initiative, an organization committed to empowering the Latino community, recognizes the North Carolina Senate for passing SB 671, a bill that expands education funding to students, instead of systems, through North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship. A … Read More
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ICYMI: Santa Fe New Mexican Features LIBRE’s Push For Education Freedom Accounts

(ALBUQUERQUE, NM) –  This week, the Santa Fe New Mexican featured The LIBRE Initiative-New Mexico’s support for Education Freedom Accounts (EFAs) in their legislative roundup, highlighting how EFAs empower families and students to customize their education experience to directly meet their unique learning needs. Read the legislative roundup here. Below is a quote from the … Read More

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