March 16th, 2010
09:36 PM ET

On the List

Do you support or oppose the idea of an "F list"?

It started with an "F list," posted in a school hallway, showing the names of middle school students who were failing a class and ineligible to go to a school dance.  Some parents thought it was a violation of their students' privacy, but the principal hoped it would motivate students to get their grades up and get off the list.

The outcome was mixed.  The list did seem to be effective; the principal estimated that in a short period of time, half of the students on the list took action to get off of it by turning in assignments and upping their grades.  But after getting complaints, the principal changed his mind, said he regretted posting the list, and took it down.

So what do you think:  Would a list like this at your school do more good, more harm, or have another mixed outcome?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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March 16th, 2010
03:11 PM ET

What Does Your School Need Most?

You've heard over and over that money is tight; funding is hard to get; school systems nationwide are trying to figure out how to make ends meet.  And you've probably got something in mind that could really help your school get through hard times. 

So tell us what it is.  Could be something that helps your overall education; could be something that helps your team or your band or your test scores.  What's the most valuable thing you can think of that would make your school better?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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