Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
June 13, 2003
POLITICS: Teaching Hypothetical Average Students

The Boston Globe has a story about a terrible idea at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School: "heterogeneous classrooms" mixing the best, worst and every other student in between in terms of ability, to cure the problem of "a pattern in which Cambridge's white students -- the minority in the school -- were succeeding while African-American and Hispanic students were falling farther behind."

Well, I'm sure they'll cure the first part . . . as one student puts it:

"The worst [teachers] are the ones who try to teach to the middle," says Lang. "Because there's no one there."

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