Kids are great. But some students definitely lack motivation, even if they have the energy to play video games for eight hours straight each night.
How can this be fixed? If the mystery of motivation could be solved, much of urban education might come together. The pundits in Washington ignore this facet of education, but motivation is bigger than any teacher, curriculum or set of standards.
Eduhonesty: You can set the standards anywhere you damn well please. It won’t matter it you can’t convince a student to actually do some work.