Thank you for being an involved leader in improving education. Our aim at MAPSA is to make those improvements through the best means possible: choice and innovation. That combination can be unstoppable, with your help, in positively impacting children and enabling them to pursue their dreams while being happy and healthy, and potentially change the world.
I have been recently added to the MAPSA team to assist with outreach, and to empower those who share our passion to continue spreading the word of choice and innovation through all forms possible, including social media.
Social media has become part of the fabric of modern society. From sports teams to live voting reality shows to celebrities, it has spread like wild fire being integrated into our daily lives.
It isn't just about entertainment, though. Facebook and Twitter have become great tools used to influence the media, elected officials, and inform citizens. It is even being used in classrooms across the country in innovative ways to engage students. (See: Once blocked, Twitter and other social media become classroom tools.)
Those against more choices in education are and have been engaged and influential. Together, I feel we can empower each other to be better advocates. If we are going to improve education so more kids have access to quality schools, we need to be engaged on all platforms.
I invite you to get started by following MAPSA on Twitter and Facebook. There we can keep each other up-to-date on the important and current issues at hand and share stories about how choice improves lives and opportunities. I also encourage you to follow MAPSA's President Dan Quisenberry and Alicia Urbain, Vice President of Legal and Governmental Affairs, for even more information as they attend committee hearings and state board meetings.
Let's continue planting the seeds of choice and improve lives in the process.
Advocacy Coordinator, MAPSA