Nearly all high school students say they want to learn, reports What Teens Want From Their Schools, a Fordham survey. Ninety-five percent claim they complete assignments; 91 percent say they listen carefully in class. However, they engage with schools in different ways.
Subject Lovers (19 percent of students) generally enjoy school and feel engaged when they perceive what they’re learning to be useful, interesting, and relevant to their daily lives.
Emotionals (18 percent) have a need for connection at the school level (such as smaller schools), and without it, may run the risk of…
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