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ERIC Number: ED500253
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb-22
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
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School Shootings; Standards Kill Students and Society
Angert, Betsy L.
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School shootings have been in the news of late. People ponder what occurs in classrooms today. Why would a young person wish to take a life? Within educational institutions, the killings are a concern. In our dire attempt to teach the children and ensure student success, it seems many of our offspring are lost. Some students feel separate from society; others are taken from us, not by choice. As much as we stress standards, accountability, and achievement, recent events remind us, there are gaps. Policies, such as "teaching to the test" have proven unsatisfactory. Punishment for poor performance has not helped advance students or schools. Teachers with guns will not protect us from children who are in distress. The problems faced in classrooms are as complex as our progeny. Perchance, it is time to assess more than a curriculum. Let us look at the whole of our situation, and the Whole Child. (Contains 31 sources.)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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