Manchester school board tables motion endorsing middle school ‘leveling’
MANCHESTER The school board on Monday
fake ray bans averted a vote on a motion that would have affirmed the district’s commitment to maintaining the practice of "leveling" in the middle schools.
The board voted to table a motion from Ward 2 board member Debra Gagnon Langton to support leveling the division of core subjects into separate tiers based on student performance.
The motion came after the board’s Curriculum and Instruction Committee held a discussion at its last meeting concerning changes to the "model" employed in the middle schools.
The four middle school principals spoke in support of adopting a more pure "middle school model," as opposed to that of a junior high, in which classes are divided based on levels. The principals said leveling contributed to the problem of large class sizes, and also could unfairly place students in lower tracks that persist through high school. Members of the committee stressed that the matter was only in an early phase of discussion.
Langton said the way to address class crowding was by hiring more teachers, not doing away with leveling. "We want to give
discount ray bans students the best education possible, not the cheapest," she said.
But Ward 1 board member Sarah Ambrogi took offense at Langton’s
replica ray bans comments.
"I think that anyone who attended the last C meeting could listen to the conversation and would understand we’re not taking any such action as committeewoman Langton is suggesting." she said. "We’re examining how to make the
cheap ray bans middle schools the best they can be."
Ward 8 board member Erika Connors, the chair of the C committee, also stressed that the committee was not considering simply eliminating leveling. "The administration did state they would like to add additional teachers, and they discussed increasing the rigor for all students; they talked about flexible leveling."
Ward 10 board member John Avard reiterated his support for leveling, which was instituted in the middle schools about five years ago. "I would never be against leveling," he said. "I think it needs to be expanded all the way down to kindergarten."Articles Connexes：