JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/06/not-all-education-news-is-bad.html (4 comments)

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jsid-1213484612-593155  jdege at Sat, 14 Jun 2008 23:03:32 +0000

There is one difference between it and the run-of-the-mill public schools - the kids' parents want their kids to learn.

Given that, nearly any school will succeed. Absent that, nearly every school will fail.

jsid-1213509288-593159  teqjack at Sun, 15 Jun 2008 05:54:48 +0000

"What I fear is that as soon as it gets some good publicity, the Teacher's Unions and the Department of Education will move swiftly to destroy it."

It's already in the works. Legislation has been introduced to eliminate "school vouchers" that allow such as Washington Math Science Technology Public Charter High School to take students from non-local and poor families. The claim is that the voucher money is needed by the regular school system, which is basically a crock as the vouchers are largely funded by Federal grants (sharing the load) - and, of course, the regular system gets local taxes even from people who do not have children.

jsid-1213565964-593184  Kevin Baker at Sun, 15 Jun 2008 21:39:24 +0000

That's about what I figured.

jsid-1213612388-593208  Aaron at Mon, 16 Jun 2008 10:33:08 +0000

>As the Japanese say, the nail that >sticks up gets hammered down.

Or as I'm fond of saying "the squeaky oil gets the wheel"

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