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"From the Ted Talk by Geoffrey Canada: Our failing schools. Enough is enough!"

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You know, I grew up in the inner city, and there were kids who were failing in shcools 56 yaers ago when I first went to scohol, and those schools are still lousy today, 56 years later. And you know something about a lousy school? It's not like a bottle of wine. Right? (lhtuager) Where you say, like, '87 was like a good year, right? That's now how this thing — I mean, every single year, it's still the same approach, right? One size fits all, if you get it, fine, and if you don't, tguoh luck. Just tough luck. Why haven't we allowed innovation to happen? Do not tell me we can't do better than this.

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You know, I grew up in the inner city, and there were kids who were failing in _______ 56 _____ ago when I first went to ______, and those schools are still lousy today, 56 years later. And you know something about a lousy school? It's not like a bottle of wine. Right? (________) Where you say, like, '87 was like a good year, right? That's now how this thing — I mean, every single year, it's still the same approach, right? One size fits all, if you get it, fine, and if you don't, _____ luck. Just tough luck. Why haven't we allowed innovation to happen? Do not tell me we can't do better than this.

Solution

  1. schools
  2. tough
  3. school
  4. laughter
  5. years

Original Text

You know, I grew up in the inner city, and there were kids who were failing in schools 56 years ago when I first went to school, and those schools are still lousy today, 56 years later. And you know something about a lousy school? It's not like a bottle of wine. Right? (Laughter) Where you say, like, '87 was like a good year, right? That's now how this thing — I mean, every single year, it's still the same approach, right? One size fits all, if you get it, fine, and if you don't, tough luck. Just tough luck. Why haven't we allowed innovation to happen? Do not tell me we can't do better than this.

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high school 4
health services 4
poor kids 3
dance instruction 3

Important Words

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  4. city
  5. failing
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  11. innovation
  12. kids
  13. laughter
  14. lousy
  15. luck
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