School & District Management

Sparking School Reform Discussion

By Bryan Toporek — March 15, 2010 1 min read
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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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