INPEA Is For Advocates
Years ago, non-public schools were not impacted very much by what occurred at the Statehouse. However, that has changed dramatically today. Laws and regulations passed can have either a positive or a negative impact on our schools and our students. Whether it be related to state testing, academic standards, accreditation, school vouchers, health and safety standards or a variety of other regulation-related topics, it is critical that we have a coordinated non-public school voice prepared to engage in the legislative process.
For these reasons, school communities must engage in the political process. As 501c3 nonprofit organizations, schools cannot support political candidates, but they can and should encourage their stakeholders to engage on the issues. Engagement in public policy can help non-public schools advance their mission, protect their independence, and advocate for a parent’s right to school choice and access services and programs that benefit our students.