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The Portland Oregonian NewspaperYouth Change publishes educational materials designed to teach disruptive students the social skills necessary for good classroom performance...Dreams of abandoning school in favor of life in a rock n' roll band may be met with cartoons depicting the headline of a make-believe rock magazine: 'Wealthy Rock Star Broke.' 'I can't even balance my checkbook,' admits the fictional down-and-out star. A student who questions the value of school may be given a quiz on coping with an adult's typical day. ..School districts in Oregon like the approach well enough to invite Wells to conduct teacher training sessions.
—March 14, 1992