There are many things in life that Chris Callaway cares about, but there few things that she get passionate about enough to take up armor and fight. One of the things that she just cannot talk enough about is education. Mrs. Callaway believes that everyone; legislatures, educators, and especially, parents, need to understand the absolute privilege and value of education.
Chris Callaway became passionate about education when she started her own tutoring service while still in high school. She did not know about the formal business development process at the time, she just knew that it was a tragedy to witness a fifth grader unable to read basic sight words.
She couldn’t shake the sinking feeling, and these unanswered questions even as a teenager;
“Why do I get to attend a school where top colleges actively recruit?” “Why aren’t parents allowed the option to choose different courses, instead of being forced into a cookie-cutter program?” “How will their future prospects look different from mine because the teachers at my school had great support, while other schools did not?”
Chris Callaway is running for State Senate in District 19 because she believes it is the primary thing that leads to freedom; freedom to self-govern, freedom to pursue prosperity, and freedom to have the greatest good in life.
Many choices made each day depends on the educational pathways that give access to a life well lived.
What does this mean for the citizens of Tennessee? Well, if you’re reading this article than the chances are that you’ve had the privilege of an education. You are able to work. You are able to maintain some type of independence. It also means that you need to take that privilege seriously and use it wisely.
Now, as the Dean of Brooks and Masters Academies based in Nashville, TN, Mrs. Callaway is fighting for our parents, students, and teachers to have the resources needed to turn the great state of Tennessee into a shining example for the rest of our country. We can all make an impact when we have the gift of an education and are willing to share it. Education is far too costly a gift to be taken lightly or wasted.