At low-scoring Central Junior High in Pittsburg, California, students who are way behind are spending more time learning reading and math. That leaves no time for other subjects.
“They’ve forced us to focus on math and English,” (Principal Tim) Galli said. “So there are students who don’t get science or social studies.
“But here’s the equation. You can do math without knowing science. You can’t do science without knowing math. And you can do English Language Arts without knowing social studies. But you can’t learn social studies if you can’t read.”
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