In a recent blog post, Verizon’s teachers union asked its members to share their thoughts on the issue of the teacher discounts.
Verizon spokesperson Emily Ries confirmed that the company is aware of the teachers union’s concerns and has made changes to its student-to-teacher discount policy, which includes the introduction of a special student-only discount for students.
However, Ries said that “the changes to our discount program will only apply to students enrolled in Verizon’s existing school-based plans.”
The school-to the-teachers discount is similar to the student-centered discount that has been available for the past two years.
The company has also recently added a new student-focused discount, called Verizon Student.
While the new discount is available to students who enroll in the Verizon Student plan, students who do not enroll in Verizon Student are still eligible for the existing student discount.
Ries did not offer any further details on how students would be eligible for this new student discount, but she said that students enrolled under Verizon Student “are also eligible for Verizon Student Plus” which is the company’s current student-centric discount.
This post has been updated to reflect that the teacher cover letter will be mailed out in late February.