Class Struggle: at-risk students

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 11/15/2009

Want to eliminate at-risk kids? Call them something else.

I sympathize with those who may not be comfortable with the latest plan to rid our schools of at-risk kids. Several educators across the country, including Alexandria city schools superintendent Morton Sherman, have decided not to call them that...

By Jay Mathews  |  10:00 PM ET, 11/15/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro Monday | Tags:  Alexandria City Schools, achievement gap, at-promise students, at-risk students, political correctness

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 05/25/2009

At-Risk Need a Mix of Good Teachers, Social Services Help

Karen Kaldenbach, an 18-year-old high school senior in Arlington County, remembers vividly what life was like when she was 11: "I saw Social Services almost as much as I saw my mother, who was always drunk. Her best friends,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:00 PM ET, 05/25/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro Monday | Tags:  at-risk students