Tag: private school teachers

Leaving public school to follow her faith

This is the second story in an occasional series that looks at teachers and school choice. Read our first story here. For years, Merili Wyatte was a special needs pre-kindergarten teacher at a perpetually A-rated traditional public school in Tampa, Fla. She loved the Title I school, her coworkers and her[Read More…]

School choice opened the door

Former Step Up For Students scholarship student Denisha Merriweather, now attending the University of West Florida, received a standing ovation last night after speaking at the American Federation for Children school choice summit in Washington D.C. Here is the text of her prepared remarks. (Full disclosure: Step Up co-hosts this[Read More…]

One-size-fits-all isn’t good for teachers either

Editor’s note: This is the third installment of “A Choice Conversation,” an ongoing dialogue between Doug Tuthill, president of Step Up for Students and a redefinED host, and John Wilson, a former NEA leader who writes the Unleashed blog at Education Week. Doug Tuthill: John, it’s fascinating to see the new[Read More…]