Help­ing achieve­ment

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - VOICES -

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Ben­tonville! District of­fi­cials have re­al­ized that bad be­hav­ior of stu­dents af­fects their and their class­mates’ aca­demic achieve­ment, and they are do­ing some­thing smart about it. Lit­tle Rock School District chooses to stick its head in the sand. It has wasted mil­lions of tax­payer dol­lars on ma­te­ri­als, con­sul­tants, aca­demic coaches, pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment, meet­ings, and use­less pa­per­work.

Many chil­dren liv­ing in poverty suf­fer from lack of learn­ing stim­u­la­tion along with phys­i­cal, so­cial, and

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