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Reform Matters: February 1st, 2016
posted by: Alana | February 01, 2016, 04:39 PM   

AAE President Gary Beckner Sounds Off on Teacher Choice During National School Choice Week 



"Research shows us that students learn best when taught by an excellent teacher. Nationwide statistics show a positive correlation between school choice and graduation rates. We shouldn't discourage talented professionals from leaving the classroom because they can't conform to the constricts of a traditional classroom setting. Online options, blended learning, and nontraditional charter schools can offer flexibility for some of our best educators and help attract new innovators to the profession.

Our focus should be on matching talented professionals with positions that best use their talents and recognizing educators for their contributions to education reform.

This week is National School Choice Week and as a truly professional educators' organization, the Association of American Educators is celebrating teachers in all academic settings and promoting professional choices." Click here to read the full editorial.

Don't miss AAE's Monday statement on the events of the week.




AAE Members & Leaders Speak Out About School Choice

"School choice definitely has advanced my career and the academic lives of my own children. I love teaching in a school that ignites my passion of the arts. I am proud to be a 'school of choice teacher' and I'm proud to be a member of Northwest Professional Educators/AAE, a professional association that supports educators in all settings here in Idaho." Click here to read more.

"The professional voice and peace of mind PACE/AAE offers teachers is invaluable. Too often, teachers join the union unaware of their options. As Coloradans celebrate National School Choice Week, I invite my fellow educators to examine their options in associations as well." Click here to read more.

"School Choice is about empowering parents, students­, and even teachers, with the ability to CHOOSE the learning environment that best nurtures and supports individualized needs. Of course, school choice is not just about public charters, it is about all types of education, and understanding how critical it is for all students, despite geographic location or socioeconomic status, to experience a quality education and guide them to success and the realization of their dreams." Click here to read more.




The Latest News & Analysis

16,000+ Events Across US Mark National School Choice Week, Education News, 1/27/16

How School Choice Could Improve Life for Teachers, The Daily Signal, 1/26/16

More Options, More Opportunity, Huffington Post, 1/28/16

Colorado Spotlight: Students Rally for National School Choice Week, KUSA, 1/29/16 Like us on Facebook Follow us on TwitterView our videos on YouTubeFind us on Pinterest


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