Behind the Headline: Tough as Nails, but Always Ready for a Bearhug

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Tough as Nails, but Always Ready for a Bearhug
The New York Times | 10/25/10

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An Appeal to Authority
Education Next | Fall 2008

At De La Salle Academy, a private school in New York City for high-performing low-income children profiled in today’s New York Times, rules are strict and expectations are high, but the school becomes like a family for students. An article by David Whitman that appeared in the Fall 2008 issue of Ed Next explored the phenomenon of paternalistic schools, “highly prescriptive institutions that teach students not just how to think, but also how to act according to what are commonly termed traditional, middle-class values.”

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