Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Testimony regarding Level 5 plans

Big turnout today for people from Boston schools declared Level 5, with objections from parents and teachers regarding the Commissioner's plan for "turnaround" those schools
In particular, the Holland school would lose a dual language program as part of the proposed plan.
Parent who came and testified that much of what the parents wanted were not in the plan
Teachers very concerned about what will happen with students in dual language
"when you cut the good program, you cut the opportunity of the children, and we go backwards. We should not cut what is working"

1 comment:

PANGEA said...

There just isn't enough education about dual language and the astounding impact they have on all children in terms of language acquisition and academic learning.

Ask the State House to pass bills that would inform the community of best practices in dual language education.

https://www.change.org/petitions/massachusetts-state-house-give-your-support-to-three-bills-that-provide-genuine-opportunity-for-all-students-to-succeed-in-the-21st-century