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Keep Our Students in Their Electives
Petition Background (Preamble):
However, many of the students being put into these classes are doing well in their core classes, they are NOT failing. These students are being taken out of their elective classes, such as band, theatre arts, athletics, etc to go to the extra classes. Some students have been denied music, art, and computer classes since the 3rd grade and now, in 6th grade, they are still being pulled out of their elective.
Our proposal is that they offer the extra help for the TAKS test after school or on only two days a week. Our children should not be denied the opportunity for creative expression because of the pressure the school is under to get everyone to pass a test that is not even a true measure of a child's development.
We are asking that the PISD find a system that does not eliminate electives for students needing that extra help.
The Keep Our Students in Their Electives petition to Parents of students in 3rd-8th grade was written by Diana Zulaica and is in the category Children's Rights at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: students, classes, extra, grade, school, system, elective, electives, denied, taks test, extra help, put into, being put, are being, the taks test