Urban high schools throughout the country are, on average, very bad. They are full of confused teenagers who are often not well taught and given little of the support and structure they need to learn. Several D.C. high schools are under new leadership now, as Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee has installed new principals. But they are trying, as edlharris recommended, to turnaround their entire schools, grades 9 to 12, at the same time. The results so far are not impressive.
By 05:30 AM ET, 06/25/2010 |
Friends of Bedford,
New York high school study shows small schools work,
creating new schools better than reforming entire schools,
fixing high schools