As public schools all across the nation are slowly being phased out or just going thru the motions. It is refreshing to see a school in Roxbury ,Mass. that's going against the grain. They have removed security from a once promising school that turned into what the Principal stated as a Prison feel, to a once again promising future for the youth attending.
Teachers were warned that this place was a career killer, & was ranked in the bottom five in 2010.
It was so bad that Children weren't allowed to carry backpacks, & could run to the store at will.
Then came Principle Andrew Botts, who removed security & put back Music & the Arts. And it went from violence & teen pregnancy, to one of the fastest student improvement rates Statewide.
Students who were known as unruly and heading for despair, are now learning in an exciting way. Creatively.
Maybe one of the reasons violence is up, is because real music & creativity is down.
Maybe it's time we work on saving our public schools. Bringing back Music,Sports, & the Art's,maybe even incorporate this in Charter schools
It's time to give are Children back the career options we had, instead of just preparing them for a test to make the percentages for that school look good. Security is important, but so are our Children's creativeness, & future.
And let's not forget jobs. I'd like to know your thoughts on this matter.