ERIC Number: EJ904647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Reference Count: 0
When a Student Speaks, Who Should Listen?
School Business Affairs, v76 n2 p12-13 Mar 2010
Gadi Paskoff just completed his freshman year of high school. He's an honor student, accomplished musician, and sports fanatic. He is also a staff writer for Freestyle, a section in the "Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era's" Saturday edition. Paskoff hit a homerun with his June 20 article, "Learning Should Be More than Technology." Reflecting on his first year of high school, Paskoff questions why his school needs to be outfitted with advanced technology when neighboring school districts save taxpayer dollars by purchasing used and outdated textbooks or by receiving cast-off texts from more affluent school districts within the region. Paskoff raises interesting and provocative points that merit the attention of school officials. Perhaps most pressing is the need to keep the diverse populations found within a school community informed about construction projects that are scheduled in the school district. Since the primary responsibility of school districts is to provide education for all students, the author stresses that capitalizing on these teachable opportunities enables school officials to put theory into practice. How to successfully realize these goals is site specific and depends on many variables within both the school community and the greater community.
Descriptors: School Districts, Organizational Communication, Funding Formulas, Educational Finance, Ethnic Diversity, Educational Resources, Resource Allocation, Technology Integration, Disadvantaged Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools
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