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Bringing Back Dunce Caps In New Orleans

By Alexander Russo — September 27, 2007 1 min read
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Even if you don’t care much what’s happening in New Orleans, this USA Today update details some of the more hard-to-watch tactics that some schools there (and elsewhere) are employing to create a culture of high expectations (New Orleans school system re-educated):

“After breakfast and roll call, reading teacher Anne Felter walks through the aisles and distributes 26 large, laminated “YET” signs to selected students — those deemed “not there yet.” The students wear the signs around their necks for three days, can’t talk to other students and must eat lunch alone.”

I’m not as opposed to this as some are, but I can appreciate how tough it is to contemplate.

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