“The focus seems to be mostly on tests and memorizing information. These classes don’t seem to prioritize making time for students to approach our teachers, to discuss topics with our classmates, and to learn things in a deep way. It feels like we are being asked to soak up as much information as we can and repeat it on the test, but then it is OK if we forget about it the rest of the day.” — Jonathan
This website is dedicated to the valuable lessons we can learn from students’ own experiences about how to create better schools. Decisions about schooling are often made without listening deeply to students themselves. But students are in the best position to understand what they need in order to do well in school.
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