April 13, 2017
April is Month of the Military Child and a great opportunity to discuss the challenges facing students in military families as they move from state to state and school to school three times as often as their civilian peers.
Yesterday Former Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, stopped by Fox News’ America’s Newsroom program to talk about the importance of this issue and how states and education leaders can do a better job supporting the education of military-connected students.
“I grew up on a military base and I know how difficult the kids have it because their parents are being transferred from one base or being deployed and going to another country even. But here in the United States when they move from base to base they need to have comparable academic standards so that they know when they move to a school that they can still continue to perform. …the only way we can do that is to have comparable standards.”
Watch the full video below:
She also discussed the importance of high, comparable education standards in an op-ed this week in the Daily Caller:
“There are more than 1 million military-connected students and on average these kids will move nine to six times during their academic career. We owe them a better educational experience than what they’re currently receiving. April is recognized as Month of the Military Child. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently visited a Department of Defense school at Fort Bragg, N.C., and talked about the academic challenges students face. She made clear her commitment to ensuring that all students have access to a high-quality education, regardless of whether they spend all four years at one high school or attend several high schools through a parent’s deployments.”
Military families are faced with many challenges. A quality education for their child shouldn’t be one of them!