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  •  So those hours doesn't count? (9+ / 0-)

    Duncan serves up simplistic solutions for difficult problems.

    Look at the record for charter schools. They rate no better and often worse than their public counterparts despite often not having to abide by the same regulations as public schools. And charter schools certainly haven't been the "laboratories of innovation" promisewd by their supporters.

    Excess ain't rebellion. You're drinking what they're selling. - Cake

    by slatsg on Wed Mar 03, 2010 at 02:14:22 PM PST

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    •  I am tired of hearing about the (4+ / 0-)

      stellar results of some of the charter schools, and yet when you research the admission standards you find that there are restrictive conditions and standards that would ensure good results in a public school IF they could also filter kids like that.  They can't.  They take them all.

      •  When one of my acquaintances (4+ / 0-)

        was going on about the superiority of the Catholic schools, I said, "There is one simple difference between public and parochial schools. We take all of god's childen, not just the chosen few." That was the end of that conversation.

        I am an atheist, but I just couldn't help putting in that dig.

        Excess ain't rebellion. You're drinking what they're selling. - Cake

        by slatsg on Wed Mar 03, 2010 at 07:00:22 PM PST

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