Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Professor Calls For More School Resources To Assist Students With Emotional Challenges

Education Professor Mark Phillips of San Francisco State University writes in a Washington Post (2/28, 553K) guest blog that "we spend so much time arguing about national educational policy issues - assessment, inequity and the achievement gap, for example - that we sometimes forget about lower profile issues that also need attention." Philipp notes that "most schools have more than a handful of kids wrestling with significant emotional problems, and schools at all levels face an ongoing challenge related to school violence and bullying, both physical and emotional." Philipp concludes, "schools need more resources than they receive in order to provide more programs that actively identify and counsel those kids that need help."

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