So Much to Vote For
We’re energized by the opportunity to VOTE for the changes we MUST SEE to improve Indianapolis. Voting in the presidential race is important, but the decisions made at the local level have a more immediate and long-lasting impact on our children’s safety, their education and their job prospects.
That’s why we are committed to voting in EVERY race on our ballots, especially the IPS School Board of Commissioners election. The parents I know believe that no matter a child’s skin color, gender or origin, a better IPS is possible.
We formed a committee of several parents that interviewed and evaluated all candidates for IPS board. We urge you to read our report and make an informed choice in the coming election.
IPS Parents and Grandparents
At the beginning of the endorsement process, we decided as a group to make sure the candidates we endorsed share the same values that are important to all IPS parents. We were looking for candidates who are willing to put in some hard work to make our dreams for our kids a reality. And above all, we wanted to meet candidates who are committed to listening to IPS parents and hearing our demands for change.
Create a Just and Equitable IPS
We want to ensure fair discipline practices that can help to dismantle systemic racism and want school board candidates to show a commitment to doing the same.
Fix Failing Schools
We want to change the policies that have led to neighborhood schools in predominantly Black and Brown communities struggling for years with little help or intervention.
Hire and Retain the Best Teachers
Our kids deserve the best and brightest teachers and those teachers deserve to be paid what they’re worth. We specifically looked for candidates who are committed to raising teacher pay and hiring more teachers that look like the Black and Brown kids they teach.