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American Indian Students Rise Above Expectation


Society & Culture  (tags: education, culture, interesting, GoodNews, children )

Lone
- 3287 days ago - sfgate.com
As anyone who has visited our schools knows, our kids learn the values of capitalism through an educational model that rewards excellence and punishes laziness. Our students make no pledges and take no oaths



   

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Debbie G (306)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 8:58 pm
Awesome, I'm very happy for these particular students. They could probably teach some other students lessons. Thanks Terry.
 

Donn M (56)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 11:40 pm
I like success stories. Hope other schools can learn from them.
 

linda b (186)
Monday March 22, 2010, 12:03 am
Brilliant,More schools should be like this. TY Lone.
 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Monday March 22, 2010, 2:23 am
Every community will do good and very good once the young are educated well ! Education is the key to all problem solving!
 

Terry B (649)
Monday March 22, 2010, 5:28 am
Excellent -- sounds like the rest of the education establishment could learn from this model.
 

Rhonda Maness (580)
Monday March 22, 2010, 5:53 am
Thanks Terry
 

Melissa Martin (19)
Monday March 22, 2010, 7:03 am
I love this story. I hope they keep doing great and I hope to hear more stories like this in the future! All schools should be like this!
 

Deborah L (70)
Monday March 22, 2010, 7:33 am
This is great. It is about time for the public school systems to learn by example and get back to what I was raised with, like the American Indian schools have done. There was a time when students were held accountable for their actions, had the sense of responsibility, were expected to achieve good grades, learn life skills and set goals and achieved them. It gives me hope that it is not to late for all children to return to these values. Congratulations to the students who have done so.

Where I live, the drop out rate is now over 50%, literacy and mathematics have fallen to less than 24%-25% of the population who can pass even the most remedial levels. I have seen my public schools lower the GPA to 2.0 and in some cases below to allow students to play "hoops". Rather those levels should have been raised. This does nothing to help students become successful and certainly not ready to take care of themselves or families they may have. When you expect results from your students and they know it, I believe they tend to work harder to obtain the goals and when you lower them or basically write them off, students also fill in the expectations set for them and don't try. Time for public schools to raise the bar again.

Good teachers are part of the success story of these students, the students complete the other half of the success story.
 

Glenda J (158)
Monday March 22, 2010, 9:00 am
Thanks Terry
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Monday March 22, 2010, 4:34 pm
Great !!!!
 
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