FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A standing-room-only crowd gathered in front of the Fort Wayne Community Schools board yesterday, with one goal: to save honors classes.
The Journal Gazette reports the district is looking at ending honors courses as part of a curriculum overhaul to meet the state’s new education laws and graduation pathways. More than two dozen people spoke against that idea, with some even threatening to leave the school district altogether if they move forward with the plan.
The district apparently plans on having students in honors courses get instruction in the same classes as everybody else, which parents argue relies on teachers being able to adequately divide their attention between students.
The Board told those in attendance their fight’s not with them; it’s with lawmakers.