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Davenport Superintendent Motions To Terminate Contract ; Jefferson-Edison Parents React


" If it does change, I think it would be big detriment to our school," said Brooke Vavra.  

Brooke Vavra has sent all three of her kids to Jefferson-Edison Elementary.  She says she loved the EdisonLearning program for her kids because it tested their ability to be better students.  

"If the children got bored because they were able to catch on faster than the other children, they would give them extra problems and challenge them even more," said Vavra.

While ending the contract with Edison Learning would save the school district close to $700,000, some parents says cutting costs is not worth jeopardizing a solid education for their kids.

"Their going to be saving money, but what about the future for tomorrow? Our children," said Elva Torrez.  "That's whose going to be hurting in the long term."

In the short term, cutting ties with the program could force teachers to adopt a new style of teaching for next year...
"As you teach the every day math or the SFA, you learn little quirks...you know, how to help your students better than them coming in with a brand new program next year and having to learn with the students," said Vavra.

"It ain't fair for our children to go and suffer just because of the economics," said Torrez.

We reached out to Davenport School District to address those concerns, and no one is commenting on the proposal, today.

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