Teachers from the Brighter Choice Middle Schools spoke about their commitment to the school, the unique offering it provides, and the experiences they have had in molding the futures of so many children. Many teachers have been at the schools for several years, and they testified to the growth they have seen in students who have progressed through the schools.
Parents of Brighter Choice Middle School students spoke about parent choice and why they chose to have their children attend. They describe their support of the unique tuition-free, single-gender educational option that the Brighter Choice Middle Schools provide, and they emphasized that there is no viable alternative to the schools in Albany.
Trudy Hanmer of Emma Willard School, as well as BCMS school leaders, speak about the unique single-gender choice that the Brighter Choice Middle Schools provide -- an educational option that is similar to private schools, and is usually only available to families that can afford the tuition.