Big Picture Schools, which educate under the theory that students can and should be responsible for the paths of their own education, have cropped up across the country. Proponents say the schools increase graduation rates among previously “at risk” students.
What do you think? Let us know via votes and comments below.
"I do believe 'Big Picture' schools are a good idea. Thousands of teens fail classes every semester because the "normal" teaching method doesn't work for them. I think the 'Big Picture' can bring much more progress all over America."
-Zeb (17), Tennessee
"I would not want to sit with the same people and teacher all day for 4 years!"
-Phil (18), Pennsylvania
"I think this is a good program for students who think more creatively than others."
-Robert (14), Minnesota
"I don't think it's a good idea because not many colleges would except someone who learned by a group leader besides a teacher."
-Sabrina (16), South Carolina
"I think that it would be a good idea because some people like to learn on their own time."
-Reuben (14), South Carolina
"I think that 'Big picture' schools are not a good idea because the cost might be very expensive and then students can't afford to go to school."
-Alex (11), Ohio
"I think its a good idea to have big picture schools because you get hands on experience and you interact with the world. I think the student calling the teachers by their first name breaks down the wall between student and teachers."
-Kate (16), North Carolina