Wharton school superintendent Michael O’Guin gave a sobering glimpse of the level of student learning here while speaking at the chamber’s Lunch and Learn on Tuesday.
About 60 people were attendance as Dr. O’Guin, for more than one hour, reviewed in detail the performance of students grade by grade. He also demonstrated the progress already made and the expectations he is setting to reach success in the future.
He said students must master reading and writing by the second grade if they are going to advance through the school system as they should. He stressed that as a call to action.
And, he said, blaming the students themselves is self-defeating. It is up to adults, he said. That means the Wharton community, the principals and teachers — everyone.
Ultimately, it was not a message of despair, however. He left us with hope, that we can aspire to and expect and achieve excellence.
It’s tax -free weekend in Texas. You can get details at:https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/publications/98-490.
Also, if you need hand sanitizer, we have them to give away at the chamber office, 225 N. Richmond Road, during business hours.
Also, also we will be starting a survey soon on food trucks and food varieties you like. Look for it soon. We are making plans fast for our fall and winter events.
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