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- Roscoe Boy Scout Troop’s tree stand at new location
- Tips for selecting safe toys for kids this holiday season
- Prayer service for World AIDS Day Nov. 30
- Food Bank joins national #GivingTuesday movement
- Lee Hamilton: What lies ahead for Congress
- Rockford Public Schools faces $8.8 deficit, board OKs flat tax, HR chief
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To the Editor: Save honors classes in Rockford schools
“Excellence Everywhere” is said to be the commitment. What about our schools?
As parents, students, teachers, business owners and taxpayers, we are dismayed at the decision to eliminate honors courses from Rockford schools without notice to, or input from, the Board of Education, educators, parents and community members.
We understand it is the right of every student to have access to a rigorous curriculum that is designed to challenge their minds, enhance their knowledge and skills, and prepare them for success in college and work.
We respectfully request the Board of Education to reject this decision and insist on a 2011-2012 high school course selection that includes, at a minimum, the honors courses offered in the 2010-2011 school year.
Please sign this petition online to not let this slip through our fingers! Our kids need the chance to achieve, to excel…not to be lumped in with everyone else. We need to provide outlets for our children who wish to do more!
From the Dec. 15-21, 2010 issue