Testimony from a Golden Ghetto educator offers ground level insight into an embattled local school district and rising frustrations.
It seems that many teachers are calling it quits amid a "cultural shift" already in progress.
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Few students are held back, and the district seems more concerned with kids’ self-esteem than with students being able to read and write, he said.
“What a 12th grader has to know and get done to graduate is what a 5th grader had to do 40 years ago,” he said.
He isn’t just leaving the district. He’s pulling his own kids from the public school as well.
“I’m not going to continue to have my kids bossed around by these people and have no power as a parent, no power as a teacher, and for my kids to have no say,” he said.
He looked into sending his kids to private school, but the monthly cost exceeded his mortgage payment.
The story has a somewhat happy ending that still relies on remote learning . . . Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
Critical race theory and mask mandates prompted at least one Shawnee Mission School District teacher to throw in the towel on working in the district next year. Josiah Enyart, a 6th-grade teacher, resigned from the district at the end of July after the district announced it would require all kids and unvaccinated teachers to wear masks.