I am the parent of a 10th grader in the Miami-Dade public schools. Times are tough. Why then did my son spend a recent day at his high school watching movies — Austin Powers and The Sandlot? The reason, as explained to me by school administrators, who were well aware of this situation, was because my son’s classroom and other classrooms which contain computers were needed for students retaking the FCAT!
Am I the only parent shocked by this waste of a school day? Are they making the best use of the money they have? If the school system doesn’t value precious teaching moments, what lesson are they teaching their students?
Wanda Mazo, Aventura