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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Supporting teachers in their personal development | Letters to the Editor

We commend the Slocum Independent School District for their commitment to supporting their teachers. We agree that students deserve certified teachers who believe in them and help them reach their full potential. We need to make sure we invest in and support our teachers. One way to do this is to help them graduate efficiently and cost-effectively. At WGU Texas, a nonprofit online university designed to fit the lives of busy adults through skills-based education, we do our part to ensure our future educators can graduate. instruction at about half the cost of other comparables. institutions in the United States, and at their own pace. WGU’s School of Education graduated more than 9,187 students nationwide between September 2021 and June this year. The Association for Advancing Quality in Education Preparation and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation-accredited School of Education at WGU has been named #1 for Quality and Value by the National Council on Teacher Quality and the best school in the countries for graduation in new science, technology, engineering and math teachers. We not only want teachers to be good educators, but we also want them to be successful professionals with little debt and room for continued growth. Let’s work together to support, in order to maintain, this essential workforce.

Linda Battles

Regional Vice President and Chancellor of WGU Texas

Austin, TX