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I’ve got my philosophy

Posted by clubsodaandsalt on July 6, 2009

The “School of Philosophy“, last seen making the odd choice to advertise their “classes” on the NYC subway, apparently runs a primary school in Trinidad. And, apparently, that school is doing well:

A fledgling school that sent its first batch of pupils to the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examination this year has achieved tremendous success.

Seven pupils of the Trinidad Renaissance Preparatory School at Vistabella, San Fernando, sat the exam.

All passed for the schools of their choice.

Personally, I find any organization that claims to be all about answering life’s most burning questions to be highly suspect –hence my lapsed Catholicism — and these folks look particularly questionable. They don’t even have paid employees – major red flag in this cynic’s book. Still, you can’t argue with results (unless you pay attention to sample size, of course), and I must say that I found their techniques intriguing:

“We offer swimming, dance, music, karate, Spanish and Sanskrit and homework is done at school in the homework club,” he said.

I’m very big into the idea that our schools would perform a lot better if we made the students spend more time in them, and so the idea of keeping kids around for an extra couple of hours to complete their homework seems appealing indeed.  Probably not the most scalable approach, but certainly worth investigating further.


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