Photo courtesy Tap Into Plainfield
It happened in seventh grade.
Jacqui Byrne, a single mother of four, could no longer watch her children “just bomb out” of their public middle school.
“I knew the minute my son figured out that I couldn’t make him go to school, he wouldn’t go,” Byrne says.
An education consultant herself, she had to do something.
“I put on my parent lens, not my professional educator lens,” she tells 2e News while racking up miles on the New Jersey Turnpike. At the time, she was working at a company she co-founded to help parents and students wind through the labyrinth of college applications. She realized she had to focus further down the educational-industrial complex.
“I was thinking about my kid...
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