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  •  Our community school is very successful (1+ / 0-)
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    dolfin66

    I think largely because it is so supported by the community.

    I would not support equalizing the amount per student across the country - very naturally, there is a substantial range in cost of living between North Dakoka and New York.

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 02:28:56 PM PDT

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    •  The funding .... (0+ / 0-)

      has to be by state.  They'll have the demographics data to do it right.  I agree.

      "Have a beginner's mind at all times, for a beginner knows nothing and learns all while a sophisticate knows all and learns nothing." - Suzuki

      by dolfin66 on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 04:38:30 PM PDT

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    •  Equalizing doesn't mean the same absolute amount (0+ / 0-)

      but the amounts per student vary far more than they should, even accounting for cost of living for specific areas. Jonathan Kozol at least hints there are both racial and class reasons for these variations, and at least some evidence shows him right.

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