You want success? It MUST involve four mighty branches: the home life, the school, and the student, and the government. Each branch has a responsibility in the success of a student.
* Home life must include daily support of learning and checking to see that work is being done.
* The school must provide fair assessements, unbiased educators with up-to-date and differentiated strategies, engaging classes, challenging opportunities and effective intervention.
* The student must do their work as assigned, must be present in school, and must behave in a way that allows for the absorption of the lessons.
* The government must provide enough funding to support the necessary school programs, must support lower-economic families in finding ways to allow them to be home for their kids, and must provide funding for classes in parenting to support families that are still learning of their own importance in the education of their children.
In case of the Sacramento school, the principal brought in the students to help mind the store. This involves them in their own learning, critical-thinking, and problem-solving. These are all elements we want them to learn, and in this case, they are using those skills to solve this real-world problem.
How would it look if other schools took up the mantle of transparency and brought in the students to collaborate on tackling some of the hardest questions in education?