For her part, Corriveau simply wants her students to be engaged in the world around them, and she feels that she's making progress. Her students object to reading newspapers, she notes, but some of them have started taking copies home and are keeping up with current events by their choice, not hers.
"I'll have kids who'll come up to me in the morning and say, 'Did you see the news last night? Can you believe it?'" she notes. "That's a good sign."