The only thing I have seen here at the blog is that at least one teacher requires a reading log. I guess that could be useful except that 1) did the kid actually do the reading or is trying to impress the teacher and 2) is the teacher truly reviewing what each student is reading and issuing guidance?
So if you have a child in the class, let us know how it's going on in-class work, homework, classroom structure/behavior, etc.
If you don't have a child in the class, please do not weigh in. We're are discussing how it is playing out and only the teachers and the students know for sure.