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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Lt. Gov. Robinson to Join Education Roundtable, Hosted by AFP and The LIBRE Initiative North Carolina

Other panelists include Erin Paré and LIBRE President Daniel Garza (Raleigh, NC ) – Americans for Prosperity-North Carolina (AFP-NC) and The LIBRE Initiative-North Carolina (LIBRE-NC) today announced an education roundtable with Lt. Gov. Robinson and other community leaders focused on the future of education in the Old North State. WHO: Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson North Carolina State Representative … Read More

Key Virginia Budget Measures Positive for Working Latino Families

Hispanic advocacy group reasserted need for education reform (Richmond, VA) – Today, The LIBRE Initiative (LIBRE), an organization committed to empowering the Hispanic community, released a statement in response to the passage of the Virginia state budget and close of the 2022 special legislative session. Michael Monrroy, the coalitions director of The LIBRE Initiative-Virginia, issued the … Read More

The LIBRE Initiative Applauds Possible Appointment of State Sen. Manny Diaz Appointment

The LIBRE Initiative Applauds Possible Appointment of State Sen. Manny Diaz Jr. Appointment (Tallahassee, FL) – The LIBRE Initiative, an organization committed to empowering the community, issued a statement following news reports that Gov. DeSantis intends to nominate State Senator Manny Diaz Jr. to serve as Florida’s next education commissioner.  Alian Collazos, deputy director of … Read More

ICYMI: LIBRE in Albuquerque Journal: NM kids deserve more school options

Op-ed highlights missed opportunities by the 2022 legislature to expand educational freedom ALBUQUERQUE, NM—Yesterday, the Albuquerque Journal ran an op-ed by Jonathan Olivas, community engagement director for The LIBRE Initiative-New Mexico, an organization dedicated to empowering the Hispanic community. The op-ed, titled “NM kids deserve more school options,” makes the case for increased educational freedom … Read More

Media Advisory: The LIBRE Initiative-Charlotte to Speak at House Future of Education Committee

Hispanic advocacy group promotes educational freedom among elected officials, families, and activists CHARLOTTE, NC—On Monday, April 4 Jeffrey Baldwin, Grassroots Engagement Director for The LIBRE Initiative-Charlotte, NC, will speak at the Education System for North Carolina’s Future House Select Committee’s public hearing with a local school district in Stanley, NC on current initiatives and priorities. … Read More

The LIBRE Initiative Announces College Chapter at University of New Mexico

Grassroots group engages the future generation of our communities, state, and nation  ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The LIBRE Initiative (LIBRE), a national organization dedicated to empowering the Hispanic community, announced the launch of a new chapter at the University of New Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Through movie events, community outreach, days of action, events … Read More

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