Letter to the editor: Handcuffs need to be taken off teachers


Wouldn't it be a great idea for the Sumter School District to not allow phones in the classrooms?

Maybe it is time that kids are actually forced to think . ..not allowed to simply pump in math numbers into their phone to get an answer.

Maybe take the handcuffs off of teachers and allow them to do what they were trained to do ... teach.

These kids are being deprived of even a basic education. I see their lack of math skills every single day when tutoring for the ASVAB test ... where calculators are not allowed.

When you see an 18-year-old have to use their fingers to add 4 + 3, explain to me how there is not a serious problem here.

And that is the norm, not the exception.