IT’S TIME FOR SCHOOL CHOICE IN CALIFORNIA

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Mission

The Kids Union is a Non-Profit dedicated to educating our citizens on the necessity of school choice. Our SOLE PURPOSE is to bring freedom of choice and an opportunity for better educational outcomes to the K-16 students of CA and ultimately to the country. We have an idea that would allow all students in California to attend public, public charter, or private schools and colleges at no additional cost to the state or parents. It’s not as crazy as you think.

 

Our state’s education system is a mess. Every year and every election we are told there is a money problem with our schools. Trust us, that’s not the issue. Spend some time on our site, watch our videos and learn what’s actually happening with California’s education system. Then when the queasiness in your stomach subsides, sign up and pledge your support to help enact the Kid’s Union California Scholarship Plan.

Partnering With

NO $$$ NEEDED

Unlike other unions, we don’t want your money. We just want to know you stand by us. Join the movement to bring freedom of choice to our students. Each email represents a vote for our children and their education.

NO $$$ NEEDED

Unlike other unions, we don’t want your money. We just want to know you stand by us. Join the movement to bring freedom of choice to our students. Each email represents a vote for our children and their education.

EDUCATION CENTER

If you’re not fed up after watching these SHORT videos, check your pulse. Trust us. It’s bad out there

Teachers Unions vs. Students

Learn why the Teacher Unions often have competing interests with students.

What is School Choice?

It sounds simple, right? A great overview of what school choice entails.

Good Teachers Want School Choice

Take five minutes and learn why great teachers favor school choice

Why Special Needs Students Want School Choice

School Choice is important to all students but especially for those with special needs.

Simpsons – Teacher’s Strike “Children vs. Taxes”

As bad as things are, you need to laugh. Classic Simpsons on the debate for school spending!

Because we have power

You won’t believe it when the General Counsel of the Teachers Union credits their success with power and money, not the merit of their ideas.

GET THE FACTS BY THE NUMBERS

$78 Thousand

Average Savings For College with School Choice

$15 Thousand

Annual Spend per Student in Public Schools

$9 Thousand

*Average Yearly Cost of Private School In California

$100 Billion

Annual K-12 California Spending on Public Education

THE 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

1

Despite what they say, we actually spend a ton of money on education. $100 Billion a year in K-12 Education. Our entire state budget is only $179 Billion.

2

Even after you factor in enrollment and inflation, our spending on education has DOUBLED. The results? Nothing. No increase in academic performance whatsoever.

3

Academically we rank almost dead last among 4th and 8th graders (NAEP).

4

Annually, 1/5 of students will not graduate, and 3/4 who do are not college ready.

5

In 2015, with so many students failing, LASUD lowered its passing grade for “AG” courses to a D.

6

We removed the California Exit Exam because too many failed it.

7

The CTA, NEA and AFT have spent millions of dollars to defeat school choice

8

Teachers in California are granted tenure or “permanent employee status” after just 18 months.

9

In the last decade, only 22 out of 300,000 tenured teachers have been dismissed for poor performance.

10

In the last 50 years, there has been a 700% increase in administrative positions relative to student growth.