Why School Choice Matters: Meet Jamie

Posted by PA Distance Learning on 1/21/20 8:00 AM

With National School Choice Week coming up January 26 - February 1, 2020, we wanted to share a story about one of our students:

Jamie is an integral part of their classroom community at PA Distance. That wasn’t always the case. Jamie is a gender fluid student who was neither understood nor supported at their previous school. Not only did Jamie face merciless bullying by peers, the school did not step in to help—they even contributed with thoughtless comments. Jamie’s parents sought to work with teachers and administrators only to be met with silence and frustration. These thoughtful parents realized their child could not thrive in their current school environment. That’s why they turned to PA Distance. PA Distance gave Jamie a fresh start. In the supportive context of PA Distance, Jamie is able to learn and grow without having to worry about taunts from peers and insensitivity from teachers. Now, Jamie is growing academically and socially with the help and support of her compassionate teachers and understanding peers. 

That is an opportunity that every child should have. #MySchoolMyChoice

*name has been changed to protect the privacy of the student

Read some of our other blogs on School Choice below: 

The Damaging Effects of Limiting School Choice

Now's the Time: Use Your Voice to Fight for School Choice in PA

Get Involved in School Choice Week 2020

Making the Grade: Schools Prove the Need for School Choice

Why School Choice Matters: Meet Teagan & Brennan

Also - read this Op-Ed from our CEO, Patricia Rossetti, where she defends School Choice. 

Topics: Stories, Family Resources

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