Cool interview with a woman who went back to high school to see what it was really like.
The single thing that startled me the most was the change in parents…The teachers simply do not have support from the parents in raising standards. My favorite quote in the book came from the principal when I was asking him about standards. He’s quite desperate to raise standards. But he said, “Well, who’s my constituency? Every parent says they want to raise standards, but the minute Johnny gets a C, suddenly they’re not so hot about the idea.”