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Teachers: The Unsung Heroes of School Choice

Tired in Texas Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 1:16 PM
It would be wonderful if we could do that, and maybe in a perfect world (or the world of the 1950s and 1960s) every woman could stay at home IF SHE WANTED TO DO SO. My husband worked hard, until the business closed and no one was hiring. He has been faithful to me for 42 years and loves his children dearly. However, even after we made the decision that he would be the stay-at-home husband, he could not homeschool our children. He had neither the aptitude or inclination to do so. But he took advantage of his children being in school to go back to school himself so that he could get a better job.
Tired in Texas Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 1:18 PM
I would have loved to stay home and homeschool my children, but reality raised its ugly head, and since I made more at my job, I became the primary breadwinner. It was a solution that fit both of us, even though it wasn't the "norm". Our two children grew up happy and healthy and have become productive members of society (a firefighter and a US Marine [and it's our daughter who is the Marine]) with two beautiful grandchildren each.

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...