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The Nation: How Little is Too Little Money for Schools?

Kansas City, Kansas — In Rachael Mcilvaine’s eighth grade science class at West Middle School here, a chatty but focused group of three takes turns closing their eyes, dipping a plastic spoon into a foil roasting pan and fishing for M&Ms, trying to capture as much candy as they can. The idea is to show how homes use clean water and replace it with pollution; for every regular M&M removed, students replace it with a peanut M&M, which they track on a chart showing what percentage of the “water” remains clean.

For more, please go to The Nation. The story also appeared in the Christian Science Monitor and Hechinger Report.