Patch Question: Will Harder Lynbrook HS Classes Help Students?

Tell us what you think in the comments.


Today's question goes out to current and former Lynbrook High School students as well as parents.

The Lynbrook School District’s "Strategic Planning Initiative" will concentrate on “increasing the rigor,” or difficulty, of instruction, as the district hopes to develop high school regents courses that go ‘”beyond the required New York State curriculum,” according to a presentation at last night's board meeting.

The initiative aims to push students to "strive for a degree of achievement that is slightly above their current threshold," according to Gerard Beleckas, Lynbrook Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Assessment.

The board said that they do not aim to frustrate kids with harder work. The plan is still in the development stage and will be re-visited in more concrete terms during the August Board of Education meeting, according to the board.

Do you think the Lynbrook board's plan to "increase the rigor" of instruction will help improve regents scores if implemented? Or do you think it will just make work harder and create bigger headaches for students? Tell us in the comments.

Read the original story here.

mike james February 21, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Jason, Not at all. There are some of us who just have different opinions. i had 2 kids that went through the district and are now in college and there experiences were good ones. Honestly, when i see some of the other cuts and firings districts have made, I don't think its a bad thing that here in Lynbrook we're not firing anyone or cutting programs, that's all. No teachers in our family. always blue collar lol
Jason February 21, 2012 at 09:06 PM
LOL Yes I guess, although I wonder your thoughts of productivity and test scores?
mike james February 22, 2012 at 01:08 PM
Never a big believer in state tests.
Jason February 22, 2012 at 01:24 PM
How 'bout the education system as a whole............are we on a par with Asia,Europe?? Math, Science as well as bilingual education?? How 'bout writing skills? How 'bout that?
Jason February 22, 2012 at 01:30 PM
How 'bout Geography, history? Can you locate Texas, Europe, South America on a map on a map? Over 50% of our students cant :| Our foreign competition can??


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