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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

This is what Scarsdale should have done in the first place

As many of you know, I am one the growing masses that is not exactly crazy about the new Scarsdale AT curriculum.

Unfortunately, in this competitive age of education, school systems need to determine the best course for their students and it appears that one school has been able to reinvent themselves despite being a large school with a bad academic reputation and a strong teacher's union.

4,100 Students Prove ‘Small Is Better’ Rule Wrong

There was one point that I found quite interesting.

Brockton’s performance is not as stellar in math as in English language arts, and the committee has hired an outside consultant to help develop strategies for improving math instruction, Mr. Perkins said.

These people had the balls to ask for outside help. They were not caught up in their own hubris that they could do a better job on their own, unlike Scarsdale which decided to look into their own pool of resources which maybe deep but not finite.

Only time will tell. Let's see what happens in the next 10 years.