You mean his proposal to reduce class size?
Just because her niece was teaching children to read at 3 doesn't mean she should expect all our children to be reading by then. I didn't say it was impossible to begin teaching children to read by that age. I said it was ignorant to assume our children will be behind if they are not readers by then. Lucky for her there are two seats open in North Charleston and people are tired of Chris Collins. Seems like she might be a winner by default.
Vote Tom Ducker! I listened to all the candidates speak at College of Charleston and his ideas seem the most innovative and can actually accomplish the boost in education that this district needs. He wants to focus on the outcome of the students, not just the process. Too often are our teachers handed a lesson and told, "Here, teach this." That isn't cutting it! If we want our teachers to be effective we have to let them teach the content and not the test. He also wants to implement a teacher evaluation program. While this makes me nervous as a future educator, I have witnessed poor teaching in many Charleston county schools. I believe teachers should be evaluated in some capacity to ensure they are truly good educators. I'm with Ducker all the way for this seat! Let's reduce the size of the classroom, let's implement mentor programs, let's make sure teachers are receiving good pay. He's got some good ideas and I believe he can bring some positive change to this district.
Lecque might have been nicknamed "The Educator" by the City Paper, but being a substitute hardly qualifies. Sorry, but this lady has a serious disconnect with early childhood education, "If our children are not reading by age 3, they are already behind." GOOD LUCK WITH THAT! I've been teaching 2- and 3-year-olds for four years and that's just not going to happen. I'd like to see her teach a 3-year-old to read.
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