Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Lee County school board will meet tomorrow at 8:30 am, a time that will exclude many parents, students, and educators. Public meetings should be scheduled when the public is not at work or in class.
This letter was written by a parent and teacher who can’t attend the meeting because she will be working. It is a plea to the board not to back down.
Regarding Lee County School Board decision to opt out of high stakes, state tests:
I am the parent of a fifth grader in Lee County. I am also an 8th grade Language Arts teacher for the district.
During public comments at the Wednesday night’s Lee County School Board Meeting, a speaker said, “Seize the day.” I agree.
We have waited long for this day. We have fought long and hard to end the over testing of our kids. This was not a rushed decision…
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