STRATEGY AREA 2
KIDS-FIRST POLICY CHANGE
Each of our policy priorities is anchored in the issues parents identify: Families want a fair system that works for them, provides choices, and offers fair funding, fair access, and transparency
All students and families in Chicago deserve equal access to high-quality school options close to home. The process of researching for, applying to, and enrolling in schools shouldn't be more cumbersome for some students than for others. We support policies that remove barriers to enrolling in high-quality schools, and we partnered with CPS to launch GoCPS, a universal enrollment system for all public high schools across the city.
A fair and transparent method of measuring school quality is critical to making school choice work for families. We work with the district to implement these policies, and we support families as they navigate to high-quality schools, giving them resources to easily digest school quality information.
School funding should be fair, regardless of school type or neighborhood. Most importantly, students should be supported based on their specific needs, so that all students can thrive.