“Charter” and “Magnet” schools are designed to allow for alternative and experimental approaches to education in public school systems. One approach is proving especially popular with parents and children and is outperforming peer institution in test scores and other measures of academic achievement.
In these experimental programs, students stay in one classroom with one teacher, who teaches objective content, holds to high academic standards, requires daily homework, and enforces discipline. (How could that possibly work?) The schools that are using this method call it TRADITIONAL education. [Read more...]