On the first day in the field crops program at Mississippi Delta Community College, instructor Barry Corley tells his students people are going to always have to have food and clothing. “Who’s going to take care of that?” Corley asks.
One of my seventh-grade teachers carried the motto, “Ignore inappropriate behavior.” The idea was when middle schoolers acted out just to get attention that the best course of action was to not give it any heed and let it die out.
Charter schools are expected to be a hallmark of President-elect Trump’s education policy. His pick for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, is one of the nation’s biggest promoters of the non-traditional public schools.