Did I mention this before?
Can an educated parent help us?
Over on Educated Parent, there was fine post about reading: “Kids can’t read thanks to COVID.” The point is that parents need to focus on matters of importance. Are the important matters illusorary critical race theory? Is the focus sex education?
Nope. It’s beneficial outcomes in core skills for kids, especially those with disabilities. Not “doubling down” on culture wars. Laura McKenna made it plain:
What should parent-activists do about this problem? Well, they should make sure that their school district is doubling up their efforts in the younger grades. Tax money is finite; school leaders can’t fund everything equally. So, parents should make sure that the school puts money where it will matter most. Perhaps the football team doesn’t need a new field this year. Perhaps the school doesn’t need 20 AP classes, some with only a handful of students. With those extra resources, administrators should hire after-school tutors and maybe even double up on reading classes during the day.