While being selected to be in Advanced Placement courses saved me, it always made me wonder how many more "at risk" kids these classes could help? What if students who had the ability were offered to take classes that were so rigorous that it forced them to be engaged?
Author of " <a href="http://theeducatorsroombooks.bigcartel.com/product/behind-the-desk-how-i-survived-my-first-ten-years-in-education" rel="nofollow">Behind the Desk: How I Survived My First Ten Years in Education"</a>. Mother to three and wife to one. To read more about my perspective on how to really change education, via <a href="http://www.theeducatorsroom.com" rel="nofollow">The Educator's Room</a> or interact with me on <a href="http://www.twitter.com/bossygirl1980" rel="nofollow">Twitter </a>at: @bossygirl1980
Think of this scenario that happens in bedrooms all across the world: As you climb into bed, your mate whispers to you, "Honey lets have sex." Still angry about the argument you had earlier, you roll over and reply, "I'm not in the mood" and go to sleep. Sex has just been used a weapon to punish your spouse.
07/09/2012 11:11 EDT
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