Inside We Work’s New York City headquarters on a Thursday morning, a handful of kids are selling carrots and peppers. The children are members of We Work’s first school, WeGrow, where farming is part of the curriculum. They are interacting with WeGrow employees browsing the goods. “How many carrots would you like?” one girl asks. “We take Apple Pay, ” another shouts.
Founded in 2010, We Work has made a name for itself as a global network of coworking spaces. WeGrow is WeWork’ s newest enterprise (事业）and its first attempt in the education industry.
WeGrow, a school which claims to grow “conscious leaders”，is inspired by the Montessori approach to learning that gives children the freedom to explore and choose their activities, so their nature of creativity and curiosity is preserved. But the goal is not to create next-generation CEOs. “Leadership is a bit of an exciting word for people,” said Rebekah, WeGrow’s founder and CEO, “We’ve seen children do such a thing forever 一 running a lemonade stand every time, that’s what that is.”
WeGrow opened in the fall last year. Currently, 46 kids are enrolled in classes from pre-kindergarten to fourth grade. The kids start every morning with live music, followed by yoga. They spend time in nature and choose to take either Hebrew or Mandarin courses. WeGrow students learn science, math, social studies and language arts. It also has a program for kids to connect with WeWork community members with careers in areas kids might be interested in. But the main concern is that standardized tests are not available to measure the students' overall progress.
They want to create an environment where people can work to make a life and not just a living, but that’s part of a larger mission to raise the world’s awareness towards creating a world where people are happy and fulfilled and living in a sharing state.
24. What do we know about WeGrow from the text?
A. It was founded in 2010.
B. It is intended for kids of gifts.
C. It aims to preserve kids，nature.
D. It got a lot of satisfaction from parents.
25. Which of the following reflects the Montessori approach?
A. All kids learn to run the lemonade stand.
B. Students are allowed to establish markets in the yard.
C. The school committee arranges students，activities.
D. Students work hard academically to become CEOs.
26. Why is it hard to measure students，progress?
A. Because there are so many courses.
B. Because the students are of a wide age range.
C. Because standardized tests have limitations.
D. Because the school lacks professional testers.
27. What can be a suitable title for the text?
A. A Farming—featured school
B. An Education-based Business
C. Grow to be a Future Leader
D. Learn to Make a Life, not Just Living