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Teachers: The Unsung Heroes of School Choice

andrew299 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 10:04 AM
The majority of middle class families do not have the opportunity to choose better schools for their children here in the Raleigh, NC area. The number of charter schools is controlled by law and availability of funds and investors. The number of Catholic and Christian schools has grown from one or two twenty years ago, to a dozen or so today. However, the tuition and transportation costs make these choices impossible for most families and most have waiting lists to get in. There are a few private K-12 schools for the very wealthy, with tuitions approaching Ivy League universities, but these are for only those that have the means. So that leaves us here with our public schools with its cross town bussing.
andrew299 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 10:11 AM
The teachers that staff these schools are the ones who do not get hired by the charter and private schools.
Our school system is controlled by a mean spiteful group of political hacks who seem to not care about educating our children.
In a state whose nationwide education ranking has been 48th, the future doesn't look quite as bright as you article points out.

School choice is a hot topic in education today. Whether headlines point to students excelling in public charter schools or in innovative virtual schools, students and teachers are taking advantage of the options and flexibility provided by new school choice policies being introduced around the nation.

The fact is every educational setting is a choice. Public schools, public charter schools, private and parochial schools, and virtual schools – these are all choices in action. As we adapt to a dramatically changing profession in the 21st-century, teachers across the country are embracing these new teaching environments, with tens of thousands of teachers...