In a marketplace that fosters business models, competitiveness and disruptive innovation, David Kirp discusses the importance of cultivating relationships between teachers and their students. In this article, he mentions several successful educational initiatives that all share the same bottom line: they strengthen personal bonds by building strong systems of support in the school.  

In many cases, these “business models” run counter to Kirps ideal by fostering “merit pay,” undermining morale, closing schools, and focusing on the bottom line. Instead of investing in building these relationships, public schools are spending billions of dollars on technology amid lackluster results. Click HERE to read the full article

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