Think NCLB, more money, better teachers and small class sizes are the answer to the major problems in the Los Angeles School District? Think again.
The Re-Reading English blog reviews a book called Conversational Borderlands. The author, Betsy Rhymes, studies the real reasons behind what causes such a high drop-out rate in Los Angeles. The answer – nothing to do with what is actually being taught at school. Drop outs are NOT bad students, or dumb, or not being taught. The problem has nothing at all to do with the schools.
Read the review. Tell me what you think.