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'Open Schools' Made Noise In The '70s; Now They're Just Noisy

'Open Schools' Made Noise In The '70s; Now They're Just Noisy

NPR - Steve Drummond

It's a perennial debate in American education: Do kids learn best when they're sitting in rows at their desks? Or moving around, exploring on their own? Back in the 1960s and '70s, that debate led to a brand new school design: Small classrooms were out. Wide-open spaces were in. The Open Education …

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