Yes!, says Morningside Center deputy executive director Tala Manassah in a just-posted feature on the website TakePart. In fact, says Tala, "It's the missing piece in American education today."
"I don't want to be the police person in the classroom," said 4Rs teacher Nydia Mendez. "I really want them to solve their own problems and become independent with that."
Morningside Center's Tom Roderick adds, "It's about teaching kids skills and giving opportunities to practice and apply them to real-life situations. ... It's problem-solving."
Photo of PS 24 students in 4Rs class by Emile Wamsteker for Education Week
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