As a mother of three children in the District 90 schools, I, too, was struck by Superintendent Hagerman's choice to leave for a more "progressive" school district [Ideas for River Forest schools, News, Jan. 12].
I would love an open dialogue among all stakeholders about District 90's overemphasis on repeated standardized testing, grading, homework and data-driven matrices.
In fact, in connection with the recent screenings of "Race to Nowhere," I proposed just that.
For now, District 90 does not agree — they don't have time for more dialogue, they say. In my view, as I reported on (yet another) survey, we are raising future leaders not widgets. I am unaware of any job that requires one to take tests for a living.
Thanks for your challenge and reminder to us all, to constantly reach higher — our children deserve it. I opened a Facebook page entitled "River Forest Families Redefining Success" to jumpstart the dialogue.
Answer Book 2016
To view the full print edition of the Wednesday Journal 2016 Answer Book, please click here.
Sign-up to get the latest news updates for Oak Park and River Forest.
|Submit Letter To The Editor|
|Place a Classified Ad|