Reject school levies to protest grading system | Letters
February 10, 2012 · Updated 3:12 PM
Make your vote count and let your voice be heard. Vote no on Propositions 1 and 2, the operations and capital levies, for the Federal Way School District.
I am not against supporting the Federal Way schools. I have two teenagers who attend school in the district.
However, I am against the Standards Based Education system (SBES) that has been thrown onto our students and teachers. I believe that the SBES has been poorly implemented without working out all the fine details, sufficiently testing the system, or effectively phasing such a system into the schools. The result has been a befuddled system that has left our students and teachers frustrated and stressed.
So if you are like me, very unhappy with the SBES, and feel that district administrators are not listening to the cries of teachers, students and parents, then make your vote count and let your voice be heard by voting no on Propositions 1 and 2. It is not a vote against schools. It is a vote that shows support to our students and teachers with what they have been put through implementing SBES. It is the strongest way we can get the district’s attention on how seriously disappointed we are with SBES.
I’m holding my “yes” vote for when the district comes to its senses and removes the SBES. When the Federal Way School District goes back to a saner grading system, I will gladly cast a “yes” vote for school levies.
Linda Johnson, Federal Way