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One of the issues that keeps popping into my mind is this new model of student freedom in schools. This concept still shocks me, especially when I see students at my praxis at Bell high school where they are given more freedom in their academics then I had when I was their age. I understand the purpose of allowing urban kids to have a space to voice their concerns by questions their teachers and the administration, which is important when student enter higher education, but the lack of discipline still makes me question whether these students are given proper guidance to achieve this goal. For example, at my praxis at Bell High School I help student with their essays in the LIT Lab but a lot of the time there are no students using the lab. Now our English teacher, Ms.