An interesting and pragmatic approach that is definitely worth a read. While the idea seems fundamentally inappropriate, it does address the realities of some NCAA Division 1 athletics, especially football and basketball where graduation rates are low and revenue is high.
A way to understand the pressures the Chinese face and why so many are coming to the USA. The flip side - do they bring that culture into our schools? Is that something that we want? How can schools balance Chinese expectations?
We applaud schools that are pro-active, as drug use is a fact among high school students (public and private). Education, engaging activities (i.e. sports and arts), and enforced codes of conduct are essential.
Yet another reason why the cost of education is so high. It would be interesting to compare Heads’ salaries to their teachers’ salaries; the faculty are what make the schools what they are.
A worthy essay from The Great Divide series.
An interesting article especially illustrating the importance of teaching by example. “Children learn generosity not by listening to what their role models say, but by observing what they do.”
A very good article written in 2012 – many schools have adapted and changed policies; however, many have not or are unable financially to do so.
An excellent summation of some of the many problems surrounding Chinese students in boarding schools. This article was written in 2011 and many schools have changed policies over the past few years. It is a stark reminder of why finding the “RIGHT FIT School” is essential for any student. Discouragingly, financial pressures lead schools to enrollment decisions that may not be educationally beneficial and may create non-positive social atmospheres.