As I work with young people more from day to day, I begin to consider. . .
Sometimes, it is a matter of attitude, of believing that one can succeed in spite of the system.
Perhaps I have been too cynical about the whole public education thing.
If there is hope of some who do succeed in high school and beyond, what's the point of preventing their success?
If nothing else, choice must reign supreme, not just for parents and students, but also for teachers.
If reform permits everyone the freedom to adapt their educational experience more to their specific needs and skills, then there is still hope, and hope does not disappoint.