Letters to the Editor

Your views in 200 words or less

EDUCATION: Class size is not the only issue

Letter by Colin Guthrie, Puyallup on Dec. 7, 2011 at 1:06 pm | 22 Comments »
December 7, 2011 1:06 pm

It is admirable that Stadium High School students are interested in their education, but they have a lot to learn when it comes to good financial sense and work ethic.

Students are interested in keeping class sizes low. However, low class sizes are not a dead giveaway to good education. A good education depends on the effectiveness of the teachers and the requirements they place upon students.

I also question the effectiveness of the school administration and why multiple administrators are needed when just one is required at each building.

In my mind, schools are not requiring students to work hard and focus on classwork. They are often out of class doing other tasks and are not required to perform at a minimum mastery standard.

I feel teachers should have the freedom to teach to the students’ learning styles so students can be successful.

Tags:
,
*
The News Tribune now uses Facebook commenting on selected blogs. See editor's column for more details. Commenters are expected to abide by terms of service for Facebook as well as commenting rules for thenewstribune.com. Report violators to webmaster@thenewstribune.com.