Our president was affected by a classmate's suicide in school, & it turns out his experience is more common than some might imagine. Suicide is a tough topic, but CDC rates for child suicides are unfathomable right now. Check out our post on mental health & school research - you don’t want to miss it.
Several of my academic peers were posting on facebook about their frustrations with high school curriculum this past week. Students weren’t mastering needed college skills, but they were “perceived” to be prepared and often “above average.” Today, we discuss these frustrations & the research from Dr. Todd Rose in The Myth of Average. Rose argues when we don’t consider the individual student at all, we are also doing a disservice to our overall education system.
Today is Election Day, and we’re talking about civic duty. If you haven’t already voted, finish reading & rush out to the polls. Being “builders of citizens,” as we discussed last week, has been the goal of traditional public school from the beginning. But school choice programs may challenge this role, begging the question, “Can private schools provide a civic education of equal quality?”