“Lessons for Life” Press Conference

Al Shanker urges that behavioral and academic standards be implemented and enforced. He believes that experimentation can be useful and productive, and he thinks goals to educate all students are noble. The bottom line, he says, however, is that a few disruptive students can prevent entire classes from learning and that academic standards are not rigorous enough and carry too few consequences to encourage students to apply themselves. He claims that parents and teachers are all frustrated by the situation, and he calls for both groups to form a united front to demand strict and clear standards be developed and maintained.

Washington, D.C.
19 pages
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