During the last joint session of the Prince William County School Board and the Board of Supervisors, Supervisors Lawson and Candland chose to pick a fight with the School Board over a budget flyer sent home. I wish they had discussed the needs of the school board, especially as it relates to textbooks.
Disclosure: up until 3 years ago I was a certified secondary math teacher so this is important to me and I think I know what I am talking about. I also have grandchildren in PWC Schools.
Kids aren’t being issued textbooks. I checked with my middle school grandson. No math book. I couldn’t get an answer about the other books. I checked with friends who have kids in the school system. Their kids don’t have text books in any of the subjects. WTF? There are classroom sets.
So I asked about homework. It seems that kids have binders and worksheets. Sorry. That doesn’t cut it. How on earth are our kids learning to read in the content areas? Apparently they are not. Reading in the content areas is a critical skill that people who move beyond high school must have to be successful. If our SAT scores are coming up short, that is one place to immediately look.