|School choice not a threat|
School choice in Wisconsin is often discussed in terms of policies that provide students with educational options, but we overlook the fact that teachers are also given options in their career choices as part of the school choice platform.
In creating a profession fit for 2014, teachers in Wisconsin and across the country have begun to take advantage of environments like independent public charter schools and virtual schools like never before.
As a virtual school teacher in Wisconsin, I couldn’t be more thrilled by the advancement in
technology that has allowed me to continue my career while balancing the needs of my family obligations. While I can’t imagine not teaching, school choice options are providing me with the flexibility that I’ve always dreamed of.
The fact is teachers are not opposed to choice. According to membership surveys by the Association of American Educators, teachers across the country are indeed warming to policies that advance parental and student choice. As a member, I couldn’t be more proud that my colleagues are embracing the wave of the future for our students and teachers.
As we recognize National School Choice Week this week, it’s important to remember that school choice should not be seen as a threat to teachers or our old system, rather an uprising that promises unlimited potential for the profession.
|Tuesday, January 28, 2014 9:48 AM|
|Last Updated on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 11:06 AM|