Did you know the Arts teach kids to be more tolerant and open.
- allow kids to express themselves creatively.
- promote individuality and bolsters self-confidence.
- provide an alternative to delinquent behavior... more »
Encourage schools to become less like prisons and more like educational campuses. Off-campus privileges should be the rule, not the exception. Study hall is a bad idea, compared to free periods. I watched my high school degrade from an open campus created in the 70s to a locked-down prison in the 90s. No-one would say the education was better in the 90s.
Repeal the act, it is ruining our schools. There are always going to be students who do not perform well on tests. Why punish all the teachers and students for a few with problems?
Instead of just having a share option for individual points (which additionally allows people to fairly easy not use the site for the intended purpose), also allow people to share this site more generally with an entire list of emails or on facebook. I'll probably just directly share this right now, but honestly didn't think about it until I wrote this up. Making things easier for people to share is always good. :)