Why did Tacoma School Superintendent Art Jarvis (Viewpoint, 3-29) decide to attack teacher Mike Jankanish’s ideas (Viewpoint, 3-23) of finding ways to close the achievement gap through better early education and a “greater emphasis on creating a unified, rigorous curriculum?” I find these ideas commendable.
I believe all children can meet the standards we ask of them but we need to set these standards. It would be nice if the educational establishment believed this also.
My children have attended Tacoma public schools since 1991. The greatest improvement I observed was the results of the WASL. The whole community …