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If kids ran schools: Shorter classes, better technology, fewer worksheets

A former Georgia school chief asked middle school students about their schools and their classes. Their answers were illuminating. (AJC File)

Jim Arnold, former superintendent of Pelham City Schools, recently talked with some Georgia middle school students about what they liked about school and what they didn’t. He wrote a long piece about those conversations, which I have condensed. You can read his full account here.

I agree with Arnold that students are seldom consulted about school reforms, and we should spend more time asking them what works. They have some worthwhile suggestions.

By Jim Arnold

I had the pleasure of judging several students a few weeks ago as part of a district-wide scholarship competition in written essays and face-to-face interviews. I asked to speak to four of…

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