A US Army colonel writes: Thank you for your commentary on our dismal public education system. We have three small children, the oldest in kindergarten this year.He arrived at Kindergarten already reading simple books. Now, two-thirds of the way thru the year, he is still sitting through the teacher holding up signs with “THE” or “CAT” on them. Needless to say, he is BORED, BORED, BORED…. Consequently, he is sentenced to more of the same all next year in first grade. As soon as I leave the military, we will move to new location where our children can attend private, religious-oriented elementary school. That is our FIRST priority in choice of location when we relocate after the military.
Or better yet, consider homeschooling. I understand it’s not possible for everyone, but I do believe that it’s desirable for everyone.