Modeling high school on preschool | Joanne

Sophomore boys weaving baskets at City Neighbors School said they’d prefer more tests. Photo: Sarah Garland

High school should be more like preschool, writes Sarah Garland in the Hechinger Report. That means more focus on relationships, play, projects and personalized learning.

At City Neighbors High School in Baltimore, ninth graders discuss their favorite color and debate the merits of Cool Ranch vs. Nacho Cheese Doritos. It’s a “break” from academics and a chance to learn public speaking skills, writes Garland.

Deborah Meier, the godmother of the progressive education movement,…

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