Letter: let parents deal with diversity, let schools teach academics
Very disappointed in Forsyth County schools for playing the ‘political correctness card’ and the ‘minority prejudice card’ instead of focusing on what children need most today, a good education academic. I don’t have any data, but I’m sure about 75% of high school graduates today actually have less education than the 10th graders who went to high school in the 40’s, 50’s, and 60. It’s pretty obvious that today’s graduates can’t make a change by working at McDonald’s, finding Germany or Iran on a map, or getting a feel for what caused WWII. and why we entered it in 1941.
Teaching academics and skills are increasingly needed – with more math, civics, science, geography, US and world history, basic computer skills, and encouragement to take a foreign language, in particular Spanish or German. If you want electives, offer “public speaking” to improve their communication skills and speak in front of groups on many topics. It prepares them for the future.
Forsyth County has one of the best school systems in the state, but don’t back down with non-essential things like diversity, pushed by a very small minority. You let the current school system go backwards, more and more people will take their children out of private school, homeschool, and encourage more charter schools – taking funds from public schools .
Gainesville, Forsyth County