The True Value of School Choice

The True Value of School Choice

To the editor: As an educator and STEM Coach at Reach Cyber Charter School, Pennsylvania’s newest statewide, tuition-free, online public charter school for students in grades K-12, I get to experience the true value of school choice through my students every day.

Simply put, students learn differently. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all model for an education system and that’s why the ability to choose where you attend school is a vital necessity all children should have access to.

As a cyber school teacher, I am able to offer students who need a flexible learning schedule, need a faster or slower paced curriculum, or who need extra mental or emotional support a platform to thrive in.

Whether it be through our online lessons, emails, or phone calls, I am watching them excel and succeed, despite their previous challenges, which is one of the best feelings as a teacher.

This week, January 26 through February 1, is National School Choice Week, which celebrates parent’s access to the best K-12 education options for their children.

These options include traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling.

I’m proud to work at Reach Cyber Charter School and to be a catalyst for school choice. Each day I celebrate victories, both large and small, with our Reach Cyber families because they selected this educational path that fits their personal needs.

I look forward to celebrating more our as school family grows. Open enrollment for the second semester at Reach Cyber is now open. To enroll and learn more about Reach Cyber, visit


Stephanie Lane
Downingtown, PA
Reach Cyber Charter School teacher

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