Too much focus on testing
As a new parent to this district I have yet to learn how much emphasis is placed on testing instead of learning. The district I came from saw very frustrated teachers, parents, and children with that process, and wished they were able to move the focus.
Having a math program that parents need instruction to assist and support
children is inappropriate. For children that struggle with math, it takes a village to support them. It appears that concerns are going on deaf ears.
Resources for children at all levels
I would like to know that children of all academic abilities (both above and below average) are provided with level-appropriate and challenging work. For instance, for children who function above average, MORE work isn't necessarily the answer, but work that challenges them may be more helpful.
Need more individualized learning opportunities
I would love to see students have the opportunity to have more of an individual track to learn and grow at their own pace and to pursue subjects of interest to them within certain boundaries.
Our schools are overcrowded
Overcrowded schools decrease the district's ability to provide top quality educational opportunities. Time in "specials" classes are decreased to accommodate all students, higher class size numbers decrease teachers' ability to provide one-on-one instruction.