Families of military service members and veterans understand the value of high, consistent education standards more than most. Moving an average of six to nine times throughout their child’s K-12 career, military families are often faced with the consequences of inconsistent standards – having to catch their students up to grade level in a new state, or watch them struggle to sit through material they’ve already learned. With that in mind, the Collaborative for Student Success partnered with the spouse-led initiative called Military Families for High Standards, which advocates for high academic standards that limit the hardships faced by military students.
High, consistent standards not only ensure that all military-connected students will be able to easily transfer from base to base and from school to school, but also allow teachers to prepare an adequately educated pool of recruits to fill the ranks in the long term. Military Families for High Standards is committed to stressing the importance of high-quality schools near bases, to avoid base closure and retaining good service members, instead of them leaving the force because of inadequate schooling options for their children.
Visit MilitaryFamiliesforHighStandards.org to learn more.