Parent Voices – What’s in a Word: “Ascending”

For policies and programs to be effective, it is essential to listen to the voices, perspectives, and language of people whose lives are most impacted by them. Our research with Lake Research Partners finds that to many parents, the term “ascending” means coming together, rising up, moving forward, seeking growth or a common goal, getting an education, creating a better future for their kids than the life they had, and doing better than the previous generation.