Letter (Karan Duron): Bonnie Turnbull for school board
I support Bonnie Turnbull for Lake Tahoe Unified School District school board. In our classrooms we have not kept up with the curriculum. The test scores of Lake Tahoe students are way too low in comparison with those from other areas, e.g., 74 percent of our students at 5th grade level did not meet the achievement goals put forth by California in mathematics. Teaching-to-the-test does not seem to be working.
Is the school board addressing these problems; and what are the challenges to start reversing them? It is imperative that we address these issues, and bring a new methodology to the teaching classroom.
That’s where Bonnie comes in. She has been in the education field for many years and wants to try more diversified approaches: hands-on projects, active demonstrations, more family involvement, more support for the teachers to explore new and innovative teaching ideas. Make the classroom an exploratory “adventure” for the students — not just rote memorizing and taking tests.
Bonnie has the time, energy and focus to follow through on these concepts. Several educators, actually, encouraged her to run because of her background.
Bonnie, definitely, has my vote!
South Lake Tahoe, Calif.