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Secretary Gladwell: Sports Are What City Schools "Do Best"

Proving yet again that pretty much everyone has a wacky idea about how to fix public schools (and that there are certain ideas that only a biracial New Yorker writer can get away with espousing), here's part of Malcolm Gladwell's response to a question about what he'd do if he were in charge of education:

Gladwell_malcolm_f "In inner-city schools, the thing they do best is sports....So I’ve always wondered about using the principles of sports in the classroom. Go same sex; do everything in teams; have teams compete with each other. I’d like to try that. I don’t know whether it will work, but it’s certainly worth a shot, and we could learn something really useful."

(via The Moderate Voice)

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