The Transylvania Times -

By Jeremiah Reed
Staff Writer 

Teachers Worried About Mandates - Brevard NC


Last updated 12/2/2013 at 9:16am

Reading, writing and arithmetic have historically been the foundation of elementary education, but new state mandates have teachers concerned that an emphasis on reading could force other subjects to the backburner and place even more work on educators who have already been stretched to their limits.

Roughly two dozen elementary educators were in attendance for the recent Transylvania County Board of Education’s meeting to hear updates and voice their concerns about new state mandates pertaining to third-grade reading proficiency and the implementation of ELOs (extended learning opportun...

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