Valerie Pelletier

Valerie-Pelletier

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Kindergarten Teacher, Hygiene Elementary School

Longmont, Colorado

Valerie Pelletier is a kindergarten teacher at Hygiene Elementary School in Longmont, Colorado. She will earn her master’s degree later this year in educational psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. She is a recipient of the Colorado Educator Voice Fellowship, which she hopes will elevate her voice to help her community understand the shift to the Common Core.

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Posted Apr. 16, 2015
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3 Things Every Parent Should Know About Common Core, From a Teacher

Teachers are the bridge between school and home. Parents place a lot of trust in us, not just when it…

By Valerie Pelletier

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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When the Only Real Choice Is Private: My Unlikely Attraction to School Vouchers

I felt that the free education my daughter was getting was just too expensive. I needed to find a school that would start filling her academic gaps while also providing culturally responsive pedagogy.…

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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Public Dollars Should Pay for Public Schools: That’s Why I Support High-Quality Charter Schools and Not Vouchers

We live in a free country and a parent should have the right to opt out of the public school system. But that parent does not have a right to take with them a proportional share of public education dollars any more than a pacifist can extract his share of defense spending. …

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Posted Mar. 21, 2017
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You Want Parents? This Is What It’s Going to Take to Empower Them in the Fight for Better Schools

Parent organizing ain’t easy. Many organizations have tried to organize parents and communities and have failed. We end up yelling at parents, “Parent involvement is…

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