Discussion Topics - The Secret School

    Why did Ida insist that the students call her Miss Bidson?
    Would you be able to learn if any of your friends became your teacher?
    What traits make a good teacher? (Does age matter?)
    Would you like to go to a one-room school?
    Why did the children feel that they had to keep the school secret?
    If you had to choose between going to school and pursuing your studies on your own or no school at all - which would you choose? Why?
    Did Henry fail the test on purpose? Why or why not?
    The radio was an all-new invention to the kids at the time. What machines are new and innovative for kids now?
    Ida's father said she had a choice between hating herself and being scared. What did she choose? What would you have chosen?

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