This is a debate I've been mulling over in my head for months now, and I'd love to hear what others think about it. My high school hired a new principal my freshman year- last year. He has made some radical changes to my small school (~140 class size). Some good, some bad. His new brainchild is something I'll refer to as 'Success Time.' For one half-hour MTTF, all students attebd this period in a classroom you are assigned to. The levels are classified as remediation, reinforcement, and enrichment. Basically, it breaks down into those who need severe help, those who need a little help, and those who are being prepped for college. The subjects taught are only math and English. For example, I am in English/SAT enrichment Success Time. I had no choice in where I would be placed. The idea behind Success Time is a good one. Absolutely no problem with it from me. Kids who need extra help or can't afford SAT prep receive it for free four days a week. Here's my problem with it: the teachers. For my Success Time, I have a business teacher. She has no idea how to teach us English enrichment, and she's told us this on a daily basis. We are handed old SAT practice packets, told to complete them, then we go over the answers. When we ask why a certain question is wrong, she tends to fly off the handle and scream at us to shut up. We have no idea why the answers we get are wrong, which is a big part of understanding the SAT (I took it last Saturday.) What is the point of Success Time now? If we aren't truly learning from a teacher who is experienced and knowledgeable about the subject matter being taught, isn't it simply a waste of time? The schedule we are on for Success Time takes 5-10 minutes away from each one of my 7 periods. Wouldn't it be more beneficial to keep those 10 minutes in my Honors English class, with a teacher who has a Master's degree in English, rather than spend 30 minutes learning answers from a teacher with a Bachelor's in Business? To sum it all up, I simply do not see the point of this extra time if you aren't being instructed by someone who can explain where you're going wrong, and to help you be the best student you can be. But at the end of the day, I don't know everything, and if this is my biggest complaint in my high school career, then I've been truly blessed. I'll have to do what I'm told all throughout my life, but I'd love to hear what an unbiased source thinks of this program. Thank you all for your time!