To find the promise in every student

In a roundup of expensive prep schools I found this wonderful truth:

Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts… has what honestly could be the best school motto around: β€œTo find the promise in every student.” If more public schools felt that way, then private schools might not be quite so popular these days.

How much better American education would be if schools behaved as if their mission were “to find the promise in every student,” rather than maximize the percentage of students passing basic math and reading tests.

Posted by James on Tuesday, August 24, 2010