Fixing Education Has Nothing to do with Academics In Los Angeles

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.

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2 Responses to “Fixing Education Has Nothing to do with Academics In Los Angeles”

  1. canadawr5 Says:

    What are you talking about? It’s an example of the
    current problems that we are facing all across the country with education.
    Since L.A. has some of the worst school districts in the country (for many reasons) it is a guidepost that
    shows us the problems that exist
    and why we need educational reform!

  2. Tammy Says:

    What’s an example of the current problems all over the country? What is the guidepost? Why do we need educational reform?


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