Posts Tagged building communities

Without Strong Communities, Schools Will Fail

Published by — Chaotic families can wreck their kids’ lives despite a school’s best efforts.  So what can rescue the family? In the world of school reform, there are two ways of thinking about kids’ families and backgrounds.  A 2013 movie called In The Hive shows why we need a third. Approach #1: Focus all […]

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Kicking the Nasty Habit of Zero Tolerance

Published by — There’s no magic place where bad kids can go and get better at learning how to live well in their community. Just the phrase “zero tolerance” sounds un-American.  At least I would hope so. Originally, “zero tolerance” was the sound bite that get-tough politicians in the 1990s swore would be their […]

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