K-12 Policy Alliance for Parents is a grassroots initiative started by Jamie Buckland to build a community of parent leaders and thought partners from across the nation. Our work is to ensure parent leaders are prepared to be more involved in the expansion and implementation of choice programs.
I’ve spent the last 18 months trying to begin a movement for an education savings account (ESA) to become law in New Jersey. It hasn’t been easy. I knew I needed to build a culture of choice, educate communities, and secure bi-partisan support, but I did not have a strategy on how to do that. Then I was introduced to Jamie Buckland. Jamie’s work through K-12 Policy Alliance for Parents is giving us step-by-step guidance to join champions for choice in our states in the fight for expansion. This woman is disrupting the status quo by listening, challenging, and empowering local experts to have an active role in organizing the demand and activating the supply.
Parent Advocate & Consultant
As a veteran home educator and an educational entrepreneur, I knew I had found an ally when I stumbled upon the work of Jamie Buckland. The ongoing debates between traditional homeschoolers and school choice advocates were highlighting the lack of understanding regarding home education and special needs. For over a year, I was reaching out to Jamie as a mentor, and she kept talking about organizing a group to support moms and advocates. My pestering paid off! Jamie has connected me to other champions in the space, and I am now actively working alongside them to discuss potential policy changes. I see the Alliance becoming the space for moms and dads who are passionate about their children’s futures, educated on policy and civics, and are willing to do the work to see K-12 education transformed.