GCPS needs to focus more on doing what's best for students. Two key issues we need to address in order to put our children first are:

Our class sizes are too large. My last assignment had 36 students in a trailer classroom. That's not doing what's right for students. Overcrowding is not only a health concern in these uncertain times, but also contributes to fighting and discipline issues.

We also have too many standardized tests, beyond what the state requires. My daughter, who graduated from Gwinnett schools, had 16 standardized tests her senior year. Parents and the community should remember that students lose a class day in certain classes for these tests. Students need more time in class and fewer standardized tests. It's better for student learning.