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Reader's View: Focus on basics to improve school test scores

Teachers can spend classroom time more wisely by allocating more time teaching the basics.

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The Minnesota Department of Education reports test scores in our state have “slumped” in reading, math, and science.

What to do?

Spend less time indoctrinating students in wokeism, lookism, critical race theory, leftism, socialism, and Marxism and spend more time teaching reading, math, and science. Our schools need to stop pushing a political doctrine on our children. Time spent indoctrinating means less time spent educating students in math, reading, and science, with the resultant slump in test scores.

It won’t take millions or billions more spending to correct low test scores. Teachers can spend classroom time more wisely by allocating more time teaching the basics.

Gregg Schweiger

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