Should parents be required to take some sort of assessment to determine whether or not they have the knowledge and skills to choose where THEIR child receives an education? Hopefully you believe the answer is NO. Unfortunately not all of our elected officials believe this is true. Today, while testifying in support of the Education Scholarship Account bill, one Representative stated that parents should not have the right to make education decisions for their children because that is the job of the government and teachers. Whether you agree with the passing of an ESA bill, I hope you will agree that regardless of a parent’s education level and success in society, most want the best for their children and they work hard to seek the appropriate opportunities for their children. I am proud to say that I TRUST PARENTS! And I know that more often than not, parents know what is best for their children. In the process of seeking appropriate education reform in South Carolina, let us not discredit and devalue the knowledge and experience of parents.