Krista Everett was one of our fabulous interns this year. She is a student at Ohio State, getting her master’s degree in social work. She noticed a lot of overlap among social work values and school choice values and comments on one in particular today.
Do you think that it is important for people to be free to make their own decisions? School Choice Ohio and the National Association of Social Workers does!
I compared the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics and the School Choice Ohio (SCO) principles and discovered that self-determination is a huge factor in both.
The SCO principles state, “No one is better suited than parents to choose the best learning environment for their child.” The NASW Code of Ethics explains the importance of social workers helping people figure out their goals. SCO believes that parents should be able to determine where their children go to school no matter where they live or how much they earn!
The NASW Code of Ethics states, “Social workers should act to expand choice and opportunity for all people.” SCO’s principle is that “Parents of all income levels should have decision-making power and a menu of options.” SCO is always pushing for parents to have the right of school choice inOhio.
How is self-determination important to you as parents, students, or ambassadors?