|AAE & National School Choice Week 2012: You're Invited!|
|posted by: Alix | January 05, 2012, 08:45 PM|
AAE will once again join with other like-minded groups in signing on to National School Choice Week this January 22-28, 2012. Here at AAE, we recognize that School choice is a vital component of the education reform movement. Every education setting is a choice. AAE applauds that there are more career options than ever for teachers, allowing educators to match their vision of education with schools that share that same vision.
AAE Executive Director Gary Beckner called the movement critical to supporting educators in all arenas, "Our primary goal as an organization is to empower, protect, and represent all professional educators," he stated. "Once limited to rigid traditional school-terms and schedules, teachers are employed in traditional public schools, charters, private schools, religious schools, and online schools just to name a few." With school choice options, educators will in turn have choices themselves when deciding when, where and how to teach kids.
Often times, politicians and education reformers are making the decisions that directly affect teachers in the classroom without proper input from those on the front lines of implementing new policies. As a professional association of educators, AAE recognizes that we are uniquely positioned to join the conversation and make sure AAE member voices are heard in this debate. By joining this network of organizations we can directly affect policy that will have a profound impact on improving and modernizing education.
This year AAE is taking our partnership to the next level by hosting several events throughout the country as part of National School Choice Week. AAE looks forward to showcasing and supporting AAE member teachers in all educational settings. State based events featuring AAE members in a new video about teacher options and choice are planned nationwide. Visit our events webpage for details. RSVP for an event near you!
What do you think about school choice as it relates to the teaching profession?