chapter  3
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The Current State of Schools

The One-Third Model

Based on the current research on student achievement and high

suspension and drop out rates, it is easy to see that our schools

are in need of a fundamental redesign to meet the needs of all

students. We are all making progress and doing a greater

amount of research and data collecting to help lead these

reforms. What also needs to be taken into account is information

regarding our children that cannot be collected or calculated

such as a student’s emotional needs and esteem issues. Until we

consider this along with the numbers and standards and

research, we will continue to stray into what I call a one-third

model of education.