Monday, September 8, 2008

Memphis City Schools Hiring Tutors For Elementary Students

Sen. John McCain's answer to failing schools is to give the parents choices to have the kids bused to better performing schools. This is fine if this is the parent's choice. However, what happens to the students who are left behind.

Memphis City School Superintendent, Kriner Cash thinks that he may have an answer. According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, the school system is presently recruiting 2,000 to 3,000 college students at a potential cost of $1.5 million to tutor 3rd and 5th grade students who have fallen behind their peers academically. Kriner is at least taking some initiative, and not accepting that these students don't have the capacity to learn. I hope that the tutoring concept is successful for the school system.

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