Donna Kreitzberg is a retired Real Estate Broker, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), small business owner and Business & Tax attorney, with a Masters in Management – Finance.
Ms. Kreitzberg spent several years reading legislation and case law from across America concerning School Choice. Ms. Kreitzberg then spent time discussing issues with Oregon moms, dads, grandparents, public school teachers, private school teachers and other Oregonians concerned about education. Next Ms. Kreitzberg spent time talking with School Choice Advocates, Policy Folks, Litigators, Constitutional Attorneys, and Think Tank Directors from Colorado, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Texas, Indiana, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, Ohio, Alaska, Arizona, California, Oregon, Nevada, Minnesota, West Virginia, and Florida gathering materials to use to draft two School Choice Amendments. Using the best features of existing legislation and Think Tank Model Legislation the team drafted the Open Enrollment Amendment and School Choice Amendment as an “of the people, by the people, for the people” effort empowering parents with constitutionally protected rights and giving them back their voice in the education of their children.
As a mother of two children, Ms. Kreitzberg knows that children have huge potential. Currently there are artificial barriers in Oregon’s education system based on where a student lives, how much money a student’s family has and the unique learning style of the student. Taken together the two Amendments will remove these artificial barriers that hold children back by allowing parents to choose the learning environment that works best for their children.
The Amendments are a solution to many of the issues facing Oregon’s education system. With the Open Enrollment Amendment, regardless of where they live, students will have access to any public traditional or charter school of their choosing that has available space. With the School Choice Amendment families will be able to direct a portion of the taxpayer funds that would have been spent on their children in a public school to other education options that fit the unique needs of their children. When our students are able to access an education that fits them, they will be able to unlock their full learning potential!