Sunday, May 2, 2010
This story sounds all too familiar to families at many other specialized programs throughout Montgomery County - especially the sister high school programs at Blair, Poolesville, and Richard Montgomery.
Unlike the programs at the other high school magnet programs, when this program loses a teacher, the number of students who can attend is also cut. For example, at Blair, a non-magnet teacher can teach a magnet course. James Schafer, MCPS Teacher of the Year, joined the magnet staff this way. At Richard Montgomery, the school opens the program to other students willing to accept the challenge from already enrolled students.
But Einstein? Lose a teacher and lose the classes. Students need an art teacher to teach art.Is cutting the VAC at Einstein really the way to solve a tough budget situation? As this blog has stated many times in previous postings, classroom cuts are not the way out of MCPS's budget crisis.