Throughout history, we have seen a variety of intelligent, inspirational, and brave women who have blazed the trail for those who came after them. From human rights to women’s rights to civil rights, women throughout history have helped change the world for these issues and beyond.
A recent op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette raised the issue of charter school funding. We always appreciate attention and discussion on charter schools. However, we think their position missed some key points. There are three areas we’d like to address from our experience serving students.
Many individuals harbor misunderstandings about charter schools in general and cyber charter schools in particular. They assume that children are set in front of a computer with no engagement, oversight, or guidance. Nothing could be further from the truth for students of PA Distance Learning Charter School. Students engage with their fellow classmates and the teachers for a dynamic learning environment. Students are regularly sent resources, such as paintbrushes, novels, and keyboards to enhance learning activities. PA Distance Learning Charter School provides students with a rich educational experience.
As early as she can remember, PA Distance music teacher, Mrs. Elisa Carpenter, had always wanted to be a teacher. Growing up, she had first-hand knowledge of what it was like working with children because her mother was (and still is) a special education teacher. This exposure, along with her organization skills and desire to help people, led her to pursue teaching as a profession.
Throughout U.S. history, it’s been proven time and time again that when marketplaces grow, we all benefit. Competition encourages us to innovate, inspires us to grow, and enables everyone to reach greater heights. The same is true in education. School choice needs to be protected for families. Charter schools represent an opportunity for success in caring, structured environments. Upholding school choice protects the future for some of the most vulnerable children among us.