Next week AHS will have 1000+ students doing who-knows-what between 8AM and 11AM for 4 days. That is 3 hours x 4 days x 1000 students = 12000 hours of lost potential AT ONE HIGH SCHOOL! (Capitalists, unite!) Why doesn't a group like Habitat for Humanity challenge the Denver Metro Senior Class of 2007 and the Denver Metro Junior Class of 2008 to each build a house (or two or three) during the CSAP testing window?For folks outside of Colorado, our state testing program is called CSAP and is only given to Freshmen and Sophomores - meaning Juniors and Seniors have those hours off (Juniors take a state-administered ACT later this spring). Go read the entire post - I think there's some potential here. Probably too late for this year, but surely we could organize something for next year. Any takers? Surely Amanda and I aren't the only naive idealists . . .
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
CSAP: Colorado Students Acting Productively
Amanda has a really good idea: