Educators, business leaders say public school system needs changing
POSTED: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 10:48am
UPDATED: Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 3:21pm
Longview, TX — From an overemphasis on state-mandated testing to inadequate funding, East Texas educators and business leaders came to the consensus Tuesday that it is time for changes to the public education system in Texas.
“We need to make a fundamental decision — what does it take to educate a child?” New Diana ISD Superintendent Joyce Sloan said. “We cannot assume it will take any more or any less in Spring Hill or Longview than it will in New Diana. We need equity.”
Sloan was among the dozens of superintendents, school board members, administrators, principals, teachers, state officials, Longview city officials, business leaders and others in the community who on Tuesday attended the Longview Economic Development Corp’s public education conference.
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