Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel columnist Alan Borsuk notes the value of both in developing students.
I have mixed feelings when I see kids being marched through a school like a line of prisoners. I know the goal is to avoid the chaos that could quickly occur otherwise, but isn't there some middle ground? Even in a stricter setting, good relationships, including some sweetness, between teachers and kids is just about essential to success.
That noted, incentives matter.
I've seen enough to convince me that pursuit of high expectations on academics can be enhanced by high expectations on a lot of other aspects of school life.
Yes. It does little good to expect excellence on the test paper in an environment that enables slovenliness elsewhere.

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