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  •  Charter schools (5+ / 0-)

    I know that in Newark and Trenton, NJ, their test scores are worse than the "regular" schools.  All it is is an excuse to bust the union and to save money.

    If the really want to do something in those areas, magnet schools, like the Bronx High School of Science or Central High in Philadelphia, would an attractive alternative.  But their goal is to privatize the system as much as they can.

    "I've never believed that government's role is to create jobs . . . So this week, I've proposed a six year infrastructure plan."

    by Paleo on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 10:59:31 AM PDT

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    •  Magnet schools ftw! (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm a product of one of the original magnet schools.  My parents were too poor to send me to a private school, and the local public school wasn't providing me the opportunities I needed.  (I got straight As, but I was soooo bored.)

      My classmates were mostly just like me.  We were students that recognized that we wanted to attend a school that challenged us, that didn't have daily fights, and that could give us an enriched, specialized curriculum.  We had no sports budget - that money went to the dance studios, the art studios, and music programs.

      Conservatives: They love America. They hate actual Americans.

      by catwho on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 12:04:59 PM PDT

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