For several years I did substitute teaching. I encountered classrooms where the teacher’s methods were working while others were in chaos. I simply emulated the best teaching methods.
Why can’t school districts do this?
On one hand we have the Carroll School District with outstanding scores in a high-income area.
Then we have Nash Elementary, which has excelled in a poor economic area with limited funds.
This reminds me of Marva Collins, a teacher in Chicago in the 1980s. She was disgusted with the public school methods and started Westside Prep in her home. She taught in a poor area, the uneducated and rejected children and helped them reach fantastic academic goals.
Apparently, the principals and the Nash teachers created a positive learning experience. It isn’t money that educates children, it is the teacher.
Forget state testing and the endless paper work and turn the schools back to the teacher.
— Geraldine Orr, North Richland Hills