Lisette Duarte, Parent

“We need to have choices. I am a parent of two children with special needs. One attends a charter high school, and the other attends our Los Angeles neighborhood elementary school. We need as many high quality public schools as possible, because every child has unique needs,” said Lisette Duarte, parent at Partnership to Uplift Communities (PUC Schools). “It’s important to understand the realities that we face. We don’t have as many options as we would like on where to send our children to school. Our zip codes still limit us. That’s why I am grateful for the schools my children attend and want to see more of them.”