Tom Smart, Deseret News
In this economy, public education is in need of every cent they can get and they are begging for volunteers to spend time in the schools to help. Now Canyons School District is eliminating its volunteer reading programs and paying aids to do small group interventions with students who are behind in their reading skills.
The volunteer reading programs have provided one-on-one tutoring, built relationships of support for students and formed partnerships between the schools and the community.
Canyons District's Reading Street program could easily work side by side with the volunteer reading programs, providing extra support for students needing help.
Is this good use of public education money? Does this make sense to anyone? Canyons obviously has more money than sense.