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  •  This makes me think of... (1+ / 0-)
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    Why do charter schools work for some populations in some places and not in others? This is actually a question a lot of us were asking in the comments of last week's diary. To me, this is the very heart of the matter. This is why charter schools are important. When we see where they succeed and where they fail, we can use those examples to improve the entire public school system.

    The statement too big to fail.  Now when in relationship to corporations, DKOS hates the term too big to fail.  not so much when it comes to public school, though.  

    I for one am tired of pandering to perpetrators --- many of whom are opposed to any discussion however it comes. -- soothsayer99 DPK Caucus

    by princss6 on Tue Jun 21, 2011 at 12:01:47 PM PDT

    •  Interesting. (2+ / 0-)
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      princss6, Linda Wood

      I had never seen those two statements side by side:

      Public Schools are Too Big to Fail.

      Corporations are Too Big to Fail.

      I see your point. Maybe what we need to talk more about is Public Education as opposed to Public Schools.

      I have to agree that some public schools are failing and are doing so on a grand scale. And some are not. Some are succeeding remarkably well. Maybe, like charter schools that fail, public schools that fail need to close. But I believe something needs to take their place, even if it's another public school. Kids need schools in their neighborhoods, not a bus ride away. Especially elementary school kids.

    •  princss6... great insight!... (2+ / 0-)
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      princss6, angelajean

      got to think more about that one!

      Cooper Zale Los Angeles

      by leftyparent on Tue Jun 21, 2011 at 07:19:39 PM PDT

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