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October 4, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Teachers should be source of ideas

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Regarding the recent story “School consultant sees fear of change, bureaucratic culture as hindrances”:

What a waste of money! The Clark County School District has spent untold amounts on educational consultant Frederick Hess. His suggestion to save educational time? Train teachers to train students on how to pass papers faster. Huh? No right-minded teacher would ever do this.

The School District has been asking teachers via surveys for many years about ways to save educational time and money. There isn’t one teacher I know who has ever had one of their suggestions adopted.

Of course, teachers are the people who would know best on where time and money is being wasted, but then again, the district never really cared for any suggestions made from the trenches.

If ideas don’t come from high-priced consultants like Mr. Hess or district administrators, no one, including the press, listens.

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