I'll devote this second letter to discussing the educational practice you asked about, known as SLANT.
How, in a no-excuses school, do students appeal if they believe the penalty is unfair?
What's cool to me about the education reform space now is that traditional systems and charter organizations throughout the country are finally collaborating in meaningful ways to help more kids.
Would KIPP's founders and leaders argue that it would be a good experience for all kids or only for "certain types"?
I came into education assuming that our task was and always had been to produce a learned, thoughtful, and tenacious "ruling class."