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March 18, 2006

Lopez, Silveira support one-size-fits-none classrooms

From an article in The Capital Times by Susan Troller:

Noting that he grew up poor in a segregated school district, Lopez said firmly, "I don't like segregating kids." He said that there are real advantages for all students in classes that reflect the real world. He also said that he believes young people benefit from teaching to, and learning from, each other.

Silveira, who has an eighth-grade daughter and has been involved with school issues as a volunteer for almost a decade, agreed with Lopez.

"I'm a proponent of the heterogeneous classroom," she said.

Heterogeneous classrooms mix students of all skill levels. For example, English 10 at West places non-readers and college-level readers in the same classroom.

While the board still investigates the appropriateness of one-size-fits-none, it's disappointing to have two candidates whose minds are already made up.

Posted by Ed Blume at March 18, 2006 8:16 AM
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