Meditation Transforms Roughest San Francisco schools

Barry Zito, David Lynch, Russell Brand meditate with students during Quiet Time at Burton High. Photo: The Chronicle

Schools in SF that adopted a mandatory ‘Quiet Time’ (“Twice daily, a gong sounds in the classroom and rowdy adolescents, who normally can’t sit still for 10 seconds, shut their eyes and try to clear their minds”) saw dramatic changes in everything: grades improved, suspensions fell, crimes reduced, children were happier.. all that good stuff we already know and society is starting to understand.

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