Blames curriculum for poor student performance

To the Editor:

Results continually show Connecticut students are not getting the superior education we taxpayers are charged for. Disappointing elementary school grades are not the fault of teachers and not the fault of a huge budget.

Is it possible the fault is in the curriculum teachers are required to follow? Isn’t the problem faulty curriculum’s that have eliminated education’s basic foundation? How is it possible to eliminate the times tables? Eliminate memorizing spelling words? Eliminate cursive writing?

It’s impossible to understand advanced mathematics without memorizing the multiplication tables. High school teachers must hold back entire classes to teach elementary division and algebra. Why are faulty curriculum’s allowed to cripple our elementary educational system?


Dick De Witt


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