I believe they can give the students less homework (on average I get AT MOST 3 hours. Usually, it is 80-90min. of hw for me. I know, Princeton is different). This way, the students can actually set time for study rather than trying to hastily complete the nightly boatload of busywork they get. In the long run, it actually can do more good. I know that less homework can also help students go to bed earlier and get more rest. This way, they can be more alert and process info quicker. See? It's like a circle...
Like I said, I have a friend that go to this school (I live in New Jersey, so I might have different view point). She tells me that this school has some degree of anti bullying program, however, no one really learns from it, as there is bullies in the school, including the student council (which is SO ironic because at my school in Princeton, the teachers meticulously choose students for the student council- ones who have above 90% in their grades and who have not been entered into the offender database). So, I can conclude no, this school does not develop empathy.
According to my friend that go to this school, she say that this school have very poor character education. In fact, she told me they don't really care much about develop character! From this, I can conclude that this school needs a character education program.
Simply people don't respect other people.
1.A popular person stuck gum in my backpack (Excuse me? plus no gum in school!)
2. The kids older than other kids will slam against them and say," Get out of my way, pixies!" ( That can create a concussion.... in fact like me)
Luckily my teacher saw that!