Your Views: Reimagining education

Your Views: Reimagining education
Alexandria City High School. (File Photo)

To the editor:

In Superintendent Gregory Hutchings’ Aug. 12 column, “A leap forward for Alexandria City Public Schools,” he describes how the “dual pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism” have provided a great opportunity to “reimagine” education in Alexandria City Public Schools.

The ACPS 2025 Equity for All Strategic Plan, developed in consultation with Four Point Education Partners, is apparently a part of the reimagination. It is intended to provide a “pathway for the school system’s anti-racist journey” and establishes that “racial equity will be at the center of every decision the school division makes.”

The strategic plan’s five goals are very laudable but very general in nature. No specifics are provided. No mention is made regarding their implementation, what resources will be provided to teachers, who will provide training, what the cost is and what will be the ideological underpinnings of the training.

Considering the priority placed on equity and what is currently evolving in Loudoun County schools and schools across our nation, perhaps the Alexandria Times could do some investigative reporting to shed some light on what may be in store for our children and their parents.

-John Good, Alexandria