Friday, March 1, 2013

Explore. Educate. Experience.

Why Project Week?

1 comment:

  1. What kind of financial assistance do you offer the students, so that a student's choice of project is not predicated by family affluence? Is there is an equal opportuity for all the students to persue the learning experience of their chosing, regarless of the projects' actual per student cost? This inherrent unfairness was the main reason that 'Project Period' was discontinued at NHS in 1980. The PP choices for PP 1979 ranged from exploring the tropical beaches and jungle of Belize, or windsurfing off the Great Barrier Reef, with the rich kids, or staying on campus (during the most depressing time of the year in NH) to dig dugouts for the baseball field, or make cheese .... Essentially, the wealthy kids (and faculty) had an extra two week vacation, that they got to brag about how cool it was for their 'presentation', while the other kids, mostly students who were only admitted to NHS because they were intellectually and athletically gifted, had to pick projects that matched their families incomes, not their desire to learn and 'experience' a unique learning experience. Unless every student at NHS has an equal choice in selecting whatever Project is offered that they desire to learn from, regardless of cost, the NHS Project Period will be the same abu$ed sham and waste of education time it was when it was decided to be discontinued. '80 Alum.