Submitted by admin on Mon, 2005-12-05 08:49.
I was very interested in your article. As a retired member of the faculty of the University of Toledo, and a former secondary science and math teacher in western Illinois, I am well aware of the situation described in your article. But programs do exist that address the problems identified in that article.
The Toledo Plan, jointly sponsored by the Toledo (Ohio) Public Schools and the Toledo Federation of Teachers has addressed this issue for over twenty years. That plan won several awards for its effectiveness. The following website contains a description of that program.
George B. Shirk