If not by now, then very soon, the Measurements of Student Progress testing throughout this state will have been completed. But that is not the concern of this letter.
Where have the students been during the past year to get prepared for these tests? I do various kinds of shopping on weekdays at different times of the day. As a retired teacher, what I see is upsetting.
An astounding number of school-aged children are with their parents, shopping. This is not a rare occurrence; it is prevalent every day of the week, no matter the hour. The number of children …