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By LuAnn Schindler
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-Isms

 

August 1, 2019

Recently, I read an article about the structure of high school and how it sets up students for failure.

The article's premise and subsequent offer for solution, gave me pause.

The basic theme: "We are married to a system that has not been properly re-evaluated for 21st-century capabilities and capacities."

An example featured the structure of the seven- or eight-class period day, how student attention is diverted multiple times during each 50-minute class period. And, to top it off, we uproot students, making them travel from room to room, where the environment can change dramatically betwe...



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