Letter: Education

January 29, 2014 

Regarding the Joint School District No. 2 Education System:

Just to preface this letter, I am an 18-year-old high school student who plans to attend Boise State University in the fall. That being said, I am by no means an “Einstein” and I do not pretend otherwise. However, after being in this district since second grade, I’ve grown just as it has over the years.

Quite frankly the district is failing in many aspects. My high school mission statement is: “A learning environment dedicated to high expectations and success for all students.” But when you have educators who cannot teach, students who are not motivated to learn, and a system that permits 2.5 GPAs to be the shining athletes and the “role models” others aspire to be, that hinders our community and the potential for future generations.

Reform is needed. No longer can we idly stand by and watch our society accept procrastination and “good enough.” As Martin Luther King Jr. stated: “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.”

KANE VENECIA, Meridian

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