Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Letter to the Editor

If you don't normally read the Dover Post letter to the editor section, I'd urge you to take a look at today's section. One of the letters titled "Gifted Students Left Wanting in Caesar Rodney District" speaks strongly to me. The letter by Lori Armstrong, a mom who has daughters in the Caesar Rodney school district, shared her concern about the lack of gifted services provided by the district. According to Lori her daughters get an after school gifted program once a week which involves creative skits which they practice for a festival. Her middle school daughter could easily skip a grade and her teachers even told Lori this, but the district won't allow it.

So here we are in the month of April when most Delaware school districts conduct their 2nd grade screening process for gifted and talented education programs and families in the Caesar Rodney district might be saying after reading Lori's letter to the editor ....why should I even bother if my child is just going to get a one day a week after school program?

We should expect more from our public schools to provide for gifted children and like Lori I urge you to contact your state representatives to express your concerns.

Thanks for reading,

1 comment:

  1. Monica,
    One comment for both new blogs. You're doing your job as an active citizen and parent. Maybe you should write a little letter supportive of the lady who wrote about CR, to the Dover Post. You could, in that letter, address the statewide situation and put in a plug for your support group, maybe even the Legislative Action Committee you mentioned here.
    Good job.