Thursday, November 3, 2011

American Education Week Coming Up!

American Education Week has been celebrated for 90 years in the United States. That's a long tradition of honoring the work of public school educators. Local Associations and our statewide NEA-Alaska take time to recognize the value of the work our members across the state do every day. They are responsible for making sure our children attend school in buildings that are safe, welcoming and provide a high quality learning environment. They connect with community members to help our society understand the importance of public education. Those who do not have direct contact with students help school district systems function properly in all ways, physically and intellectually. We encourage parents and community members to take time to say "Thank You" to school district employees. It is through their hard work and dedication that our students receive a fine education.

1 comment:

Philip Farson said...

Hi Barb,

I didn't know where to put this, but I've been a little about the recent push by some in our state to promote a voucher system for education and wanted to share that despite what is being said, the best research that has been done actually projects vouchers would add about 25% MORE to the cost of education. Here is the link for Henry Levin's research (Educational Vouchers: Effectiveness, Choice & Costs):
With regards,
Philip Farson, Past President
Alaska Association for Bilingual Education