You have the best interests of your child at heart, don’t you? Well, the state isn’t so sure of that anymore. More and more, the state is using the education system to edge you out in the business of making decisions about your children’s lives. From the rejection of parental rights in the federal government’s Every Student Succeeds Act, to your home state’s mandatory data collection system, to your local district’s school attendance policies, government is pushing parents away from their children as it steadily increases the reach of its directives into family decisions.
Bio:Autumn Foster Cook is a freelance journalist who traveled the world in her youth with her Air Force family. She has organized, led and worked with grassroots organizations in the arenas of family and education policy. Her interest in life, family and political issues was kindled in college when she worked with the United Nations-focused World Family Policy Center. In 2011, she co-founded the Nebraska Family Forum, which went on to successfully push for a repeal of an oppressive school attendance law. She holds a degree in Journalism from Brigham Young University.