As a senior at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, I enjoyed the Oct. 29 Metro article “Wheaton High models new system of learning,” but I think the outlook on the program might have been too optimistic.
Throughout my years of high school, “group work” has succeeded only when all members of the group have chosen to participate and display a strong willingness to work. The model proposed, in my opinion, would allow less-motivated students to take advantage of their stronger peers, resulting in the latter completing the project without any help from the rest of the group. Supervision is needed to ensure the success and the equal distribution of work in these projects.
Marnie Klein, Bethesda