EDUCATION Education Review: Nov. 2002

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From The Washington Post Magazine

(Malcolm Tarlofsky)
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A Teacher's Perspective
A Change in Course
A middle school teacher and her seventh-grade students are forced to explore the most difficult subject of all.

A Student's Ethnicity
A Test in Tolerance
For a Pakistani American student, the aftermath meant learning to deal with little jokes and hard stares.

A School's Resilience
Recovery 101
For a 16-year-old boy who happens to look out his classroom window to witness people leaping from the World Trade Center, how far is down? For extra credit: how long will it take to climb back to normal?

Father of the SOLs
Against The Establishment
How a UVa. professor, denounced as elitist and ethnocentric, became a prophet of the school standards movement.

When to Start Kindergarten
The Trouble With Boys
Educators increasingly suggest that parents delay the entry of boys into kindergarten. But is timing really everything?

Class Struggle
Learning to Unite
I once ruined a parents meeting at the Scarsdale (N.Y.) Middle School by raising my hand and asking the principal how he picked students for accelerated math. The rest of the evening was a mess, with us anxious mothers and fathers arguing over entrance requirements that had not even been on the agenda.

Music as Education
Slatkin's Crusade
For the NSO's director, music education is a personal mission.

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