Letter to the editor: Thank those who work in the education professionTo raise awareness about the critical need to provide every child with a quality public education Jamestown Education Association is participating in the National Education Association’s 91st annual American Education Week celebration, Nov. 11–17.
By: Becky Taylor, Jamestown, The Jamestown Sun
To raise awareness about the critical need to provide every child with a quality public education Jamestown Education Association is participating in the National Education Association’s 91st annual American Education Week celebration, Nov. 11–17.
The staff and teachers of Jamestown schools will be part of a nationwide effort to draw attention to American Education Week’s tagline, “Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility.” The tagline represents NEA’s vision of calling upon all Americans to do their part in making public schools great for every child, so that they can grow and achieve in the 21st century.
NEA’s American Education Week presents all Americans with an opportunity to honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. The weeklong celebration spotlights the different people who are critical in building great public schools for the nation’s 50 million K-12 students. American Education Week’s celebration days include:
Today: Veterans Day: Schools nationwide will be closed in observance of the armed service veterans that served this country. AEW’s origins dates back to World War I and was created as a way to generate public support for education.
Tuesday: Parents Day. Some of the elementary schools are having a special person breakfast this day.
Wednesday: Education Support Professionals Day. Individuals who provide invaluable services to schools are recognized for their outstanding work.
Thursday,: Educator for a Day.
Friday: Substitute Educators Day. This day honors the educators who are called upon to replace regularly employed teachers.
It takes all working together to make sure the students of Jamestown schools get a quality education. The education of students starts at home and continues on through the school years. When teachers, staff, parents and community work together for the good of the students, great things happen and the next generation is better prepared for the challenges they will face.
Take time this week to thank an educator, be it teacher, education support professionals, secretary, principal, lunchroom staff, custodian, bus driver, or other office staff who make the great schools of Jamestown possible.
(Taylor is Jamestown Education Association president)