Strauss cites goal of more collaboration in teaching in Fairfax CountyPosted: July 6, 2011
School board member Janie Strauss (Dranesville) told Leslie Perales of the Herndon Patch that she would like to see Fairfax County schools allow for more collaboration in teaching, including teaching across subject matter and grade levels.
I commented that collaboration in teaching was one of the points that Ms. Strauss had made on behalf of the Fairfax County Council of PTAs in 1990. At that time FCCPTA opposed a plan to provide full day Mondays for elementary school students. I posted an excerpt from that testimony and then stated, “It is quite possible for teachers to collaborate even if students have five full days of school. More collaboration without more time for learning is not a worthwhile goal.”