According to popular narrative, kids aren’t learning, schools are failing and nothing works. In a reality check last week, several new reports show reform efforts are paying off, and students are doing better on both national and state measures. I write about the reality and the myth. In a guest column, a recent APS high school graduate talks about conquering an eating disorder and learning to appreciate her size and her strengths. And readers sound off about whether high schools should create a track that allows students to graduate in three years.
A new narrative for public education by Maureen Downey
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