I have a solution to the Columbia County school budget shortfall. Get rid of all the electronic toys in the classroom and replace them with old-fashioned chalkboards, desks, books and good teachers.
Then get rid of all the paraprofessionals and replace them by allowing the smartest and most intellectual pupils in the class to aid the teachers with small tasks and helping slower pupils. This system worked great when I was in school. Pupils then learn to read by using books and math by actually doing it and not using a calculator.
Why did the government have to destroy something that wasn’t broken? The kids all loved it, and it seemed to give them incentive to do better.
Donald O. Gregory