3/19: Rancor in ranks; pop culture in classrooms

Moderated by Maureen Downey

The crowning of valedictorians is growing more complex as students take different routes and courses to diplomas. Last year, Cherokee’s Etowah High learned how complex the process can be. As I discuss today, Gainesville High is learning it this year.

In a guest column, a UGA professor recommends that teachers incorporate pop culture phenomenons such as  “The Hunger Games” into their classrooms.

Read what we have to say and comment below.

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Hillbilly D

March 19th, 2012
3:56 pm

They need to stick to the 3 Rs. Anybody who wants to know about pop culture has ample opportunity to explore, on their own time.

Jack

March 19th, 2012
1:29 pm

Childrens’ minds are cluttered enough with Hollywood without bringing it to the classroom.