538: Is This Working?

538: Is This Working?

Oct 17, 2014
Stories of schools struggling with what to do with misbehaving kids. There's no general agreement about what teachers should do to discipline kids. And there's evidence that some of the most popular punishments actually may harm kids.

Photo: a student at Lyons Community School in New York does an exercise before a student "circle." More photos here.
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  • About 20 years ago, a group of educators launched one of the biggest recent experiments in American education when they started creating charter schools designed for poor, minority kids. The idea was to create classrooms that are rigorous and strict. We talk with a student named Rousseau Mieze, who grew up in a school like that and then became a teacher. (10 minutes)Education

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