Vol. 2, No. 11
POCKETS OF PROGRESS IN EDUCATION REFORM
AFTER TWENTY-FIVE YEARS
The label of “education reform” is close to twenty-five years old. Yet, we are still talking about education reform. But there are pockets of real progress.
An outstanding one is
Well, Ron Tabano, founder and principal, has “struck it rich”. His student population is high, at-risk urban teens – suspended, truant, even in trouble with the law – fragmented homes common -- but to walk the halls is to view a miracle. Students wear their pants around their waists, they are hatless, they are friendly and courteous. Walls are covered with art, poetry, essays. To look in a classroom is to see order.
Students graduate and go on to education or a job. Curriculum consists of work/study
(50/50) and meets
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