School & District Management

Sparking School Reform Discussion

By Bryan Toporek — March 15, 2010 1 min read

To begin her speech classes’ persuasion unit, Mei Flower asked her students how to fix some of their school’s problems. She got some “pretty amazing” contributions from her students, but noticed a common theme popping up in the discussions...

In all three discussions, someone suggested that we offer more classes that would appeal to students. "Why don't we have those classes now?" I asked. And without hesitating or prompting, they would answer, "No Child Left Behind." See, when even the students know that a law has a negative effect on schools, the government should take note.

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