Focus on the Family

School Choice

by Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

What do I do when my child’s school is failing?

What would you do if your child was trapped in a failing school, and you weren't able to send him or her to a private school?

That's the situation Virginia Walden Ford faced when she couldn't financially afford to remove her son from a dangerous and poorly performing school in the heart of our nation's capital. But just when she was about to give up hope, a donated scholarship rescued her son, who thrived in private school, and eventually became a U.S. Marine. Now Ford has dedicated her life to making sure other parents and children have the same choice — today, she serves as the executive director for the D.C. Parents for School Choice.

What you should know about school choice