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(NBC News)   Principal of struggling Boston-area elementary school replaces security guards with art teachers - and student achievement improves. In other news, Boston SWAT teams are to be replaced by pottery instructors and mimes   ( dailynightly.nbcnews.com) divider line
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2013-05-02 11:45:05 AM  
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2013-05-02 12:46:55 PM  
1 vote:
Impossible.  Wouldn't work as a deterrent but as a catalyst.

Nobody would hesitate to shoot a mime.
2013-05-02 12:27:55 PM  
1 vote:

FullMetalPanda: What if the art teachers were ex Navy Seals that were demoted to Cooks to now Art Teachers?

Like Mr. Rogers, you mean?
2013-05-02 12:14:11 PM  
1 vote:
So when you treat kids like prisoners they act like prisoners?

When you treat them like students they act like students?

What will they think of next?
2013-05-02 11:46:53 AM  
1 vote:
There is a 99.999% chance this was a brilliant move. After all, what's the worst that could happen?
2013-05-02 11:45:48 AM  
1 vote:

give me doughnuts: Schools with strong art and music programs have higher achievement levels in all subjects, but whenever there is a budget problem, they are the first to get cut as "superfluous." And when the school starts doing worse in math and science, the administrators and school boards are surprised.

It's as pathetic as eliminating recess from elementary school schedules, and then wondering why the kids can't sit still in class.

Clearly, the answer is more guns and more testing. And tax cuts.
2013-05-02 11:42:38 AM  
1 vote:
What if the art teachers were ex Navy Seals that were demoted to Cooks to now Art Teachers?
2013-05-02 11:40:12 AM  
1 vote:
Dont' make me send in the clowns.
2013-05-02 10:09:54 AM  
1 vote:
It's amazing how education works when you actually educate.
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