OHVA alum, and now teacher explains why school choice works

Originally published by Toledo Blade – October 30, 2020

Everyone deserves the ability to choose a better life for themselves. I believe this starts with education.

When we’re young, we don’t realize which decisions will impact the rest of our lives. For me, it was choosing to leave a school where I was bullied and switching to an online school at Ohio Virtual Academy. This opened my eyes to the potential of virtual learning long before COVID-19.

Now, I’m a teacher at the same online school that supported me. Every day I see how school choice transforms each students’ learning experience.

This environment provides many students who have struggled with bullying a safe place to learn without distractions, peer pressure, and anxiety. Online school can lead these students to discover love for learning again, just like it did for me.

Choosing a school that is right for you should be open to everyone. Each student learns in their own way, and they deserve to have an education that meets their needs. Let’s encourage everyone to grow and make sure families have a school that works for them.

To learn more about Ohio Virtual Academy visit, https://ohva.k12.com/

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