As Teachers, We Believe ...

As Teachers, We Believe ...
April 1, 2000

All of the educators on the Teachers' Advisory Board of the Children's Scholarship Fund signed on to the following Statement of Principles:

  • Children are the reason for a system of education, and that system's needs must never take precedence over the needs of children.
  • Parents and guardians, not government, have primary responsibility for and authority over their children's education.
  • Teaching is a profession and good teachers deserve recognition and compensation based on their performance.
  • Government currently controls the vast majority of schools in this country; our system of education would be improved by a multitude of providers as opposed to a government monopoly.
  • A market-based education system will expand educational options for families, employment opportunities for teachers, and will reward entrepreneurship.
  • Like all other American success stories, American education should use a system in which the best new approaches to teaching and learning can emerge from the marketplace of ideas.