The way our schools are organized is at odds with learning and dispiriting for students. Naturally, some rebel.
Earl Holdridge, Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
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Edward Cheserek, an 18-year-old junior from Kenya, practiced with teammates at St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, N.J., which was closed down in the 1970s but now flourishes. New York Times
May 31, 2016 | I applaud the students who wrote the May 27 commentary “Student voices are to be heard, not ignored.” Their main point: “School climate isn’t about fights and suspensions, but about creating an environment within our schools where everyone can thrive.”
As a teacher-counselor, I’d like to reinforce their thoughts with my observations and experience. Perhaps it will shed some light on giving hope for the kind of school the writers seek.
Earl “Sook” Holdridge is a retired teacher, counselor and businessman with a background in Montessori teacher training.
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