School choice is a widely debated topic in education reform circles. The idea that parents should have the freedom to choose a school based on its quality and their child’s needs, not their home address is one that makes sense to a lot of people. Some parents are taking this idea even further and there are few rallies being held for giving parents the right to choose a particular teacher
Time Magazine’s “School of Thought”column tackled this issue last week.Their bottom line is that that “parents cannot afford to treat their children’s education as a spectator sport. They have to get in the game.”
What do you think about teacher choice? Have you ever requested a specific teacher for your child? Did the school honor your request?