The Downtown Tucson Partnership on 5/21/14 published a great story about Paulo Freire Freedom School by James Jefferies in their webzine the ‘Downtown Tucsonan’. Here is an excerpt:
“At PFFS, teachers only administer to roughly 75 students per day, with a very different and flexible use of time that varies wildly throughout the year according to an evolving overall curriculum. The new location opening Downtown this fall will emphasize the same kind of asymmetrical use of time, with large blocks of time in the morning often focused on just one specific subject, which will allow for that kind of deep interfacing accompanied by problem-solving in real world environments, along with ongoing close mentorships with the faculty, instead of students being shuttled between six different classes, and a spate of instructors with whom none of the pupils get enough face time with.”
Read the entire article at Downtown Tucsonan.