I don’t know if this has been decided yet, but the Allentown, Pennsylvania School District is considering a plan that would merge social studies with English in order to improve test scores in math. (Yes, you read that correctly!) The proposed plan would combine sixth grade social studies and English into one 45-minutes class period so that 90 minutes a day could be spent on math.
This is sad. Our schools are continuing to place a higher priority on subjects that will sustain our capitalist economy at the expense of subjects that will sustain our democracy.
Read all about it here.