A mom from a different forum posted a disturbing complaint. They live in NJ, Manalapan Township. Her daughter goes to 5th grade, gifted school, public. This entire year their teacher decided she is not going to cover Social Studies or Science. The mom said they had no tests, no grades in those 2 subjects. Instead, kids spend a lot of time on laptops. During P/T conference the mom specifically asked about SS and science, the teacher said that they just got new laptops and she decided the kids should get very familiar with them. The mom said that other 5th grades in that school do have SS and science. I was just wondering how is that possible? In the districts I’ve worked (subbed) here in PA I can’t imagine a teacher making such a decision. Is NJ different in any respect?