Our recent poll found that 87 percent of Oregonians would like more school choices for their children. If you’re one of them, now you can tell everyone what making such a choice has meant to you and your family, or what such a choice could mean to you if you don’t already have it.
Cascade Policy Institute has just launched the Oregon School Choice Video Contest. Both parents and K-12 Oregon students can enter by making up to a two-minute video about school choice. You don’t have to produce a professional film. Just tell a persuasive story, and you might be one of the twenty finalists who will each win $250.
A random drawing among the finalists present at the awards ceremony in mid-April will determine the Grand Prize winner, who will get up to $10,000 for qualified educational expenses. Think about how $10,000 could help make your school choice dreams come true. Or if you already have school choice, think about how $10,000 could help make sure that you can continue to exercise that choice.
If you want such choices, or if you’ve already made a choice but would like help paying for it, you can enter the Oregon School Choice Video Contest by going online to www.OregonSchoolChoiceContest.com. Make your video; tell your school choice story; and maybe you’ll be the winner of $10,000 for your child’s education.
Steve Buckstein is founder and senior policy analyst at Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon’s free market public policy research center.