Education Reform Programs Come in One-Size-Fits-All

The Pitch | March 9, 2005
The Kansas City, Mo., School District has spent millions on a reform effort that forces teachers to read dumbed-down literature, like Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, to their students -- and be timed by stopwatches while they're doing it.

The Pitch

Kansas City leaders may have shuttered the brothels and torn down the stockyards that once defined the town--and the mobsters may have blown themselves up in disco bombings back in the '70s--but there are still plenty of stories to tell...
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