“I feel like some classes would be more productive if the teacher…makes an effort to understand your side, and you feel comfortable talking to the teacher, class will go more easily. You won’t be afraid to ask questions. Sometimes I feel like that’s what students struggle with, like they might be struggling in class, but they don’t feel comfortable talking to the teacher so they just stay in the back, and then they might fail because of that.” — Focus Group Report
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