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Parenting Our Future

Jan 14, 2020

Our education system is changing in ways we might never have predicted.  Most parents value education as one of their top priorities, and for good reason!  We want our kids to succeed in school so they can grow to be intelligent adults with good jobs.  BUT, what if they are struggling in school?  Do you know you can choose a new education path for them?  We all want our kids to get a good education and be successful in school BUT not every school fits your child’s unique needs and abilities. 

Is your child gifted?  Does your child have learning disabilities?  Is the school your child in just, not a good fit? Do you know you have a choice and the right to choose a school that fits your child? Are you aware of the many options that are available?  This may seem like an exciting concept but also daunting because where do you start? In this episode, Andrew Campanella, the President of National School Choice Week in The United States, talks about how and when parents can look for alternatives for their kids based on their needs and where to start.

Why should you care?  The fact is that if kids are unhappy in school, even if the school is considered a good school, it can lead to higher rates of dropouts and for students that drop out, this affects their confidence and self-esteem.  Studies show that students who dropout are at higher risk of incarceration, will earn less over their lifetime and have shorter lifespans. This episode is of great value to every parent with school-aged children, no matter where you live!


About Andrew Campanella

 Andrew Campanella is the president of National School Choice Week, the largest public awareness effort in the U.S. focusing on the opportunity in K-12 education. With the goal of informing parents of their school choice options, Andrew and the NSCW team work with more than 21,000 schools annually—along with thousands of organizations and homeschooling groups. Under Andrew’s leadership, NSCW has experienced remarkable growth, from 150 events and activities in 2011 to more than 40,000 in 2019. In recognition of this work, Andrew was named by PRNews magazine as the Event Marketer of the Year for 2015. Andrew is the author of the forthcoming book, The School Choice Roadmap: 7 Steps

to Finding the Right School for Your Child, a guidebook that helps parents identify education environments that meet their children’s needs. (Beaufort Books, January 2020).


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*Do you want to win a free copy of Andrew’s book?  To enter the draw for a

free signed copy, subscribe to Parenting our Future Podcast, give the podcast 5 stars (if it feels right), take a screenshot of your subscription and send it to


The first 5 people to email Robbin directly with the above requirements will be sent a signed copy.  Residents of The United States only as this is specific to the US.  Free Canadian resources below in the “from the podcast section”



Twitter: @schoolchoicewk

Facebook: @schoolchoiceweek

Instagram: @schoolchoiceweek

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