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Old 04-30-2012, 08:53 AM
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An article i found that i thought some of you might be interested in.

BBC News - Shut-out parents create co-op schools

"In New York City, school is compulsory for students aged six and older. For younger students, the city provides some educational options, but every year thousands of children are turned away due to lack of space. The other alternative, private education, can be prohibitively expensive.
In response, some families in Brooklyn, New York, have begun creating their own schools. These co-operative pre-kindergarten programmes are run entirely by the participating parents, who must hire a teacher, find a location, provide supplies, and make group decisions about everything from curriculum to cleaning."
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:06 PM
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A terrific idea but one that most parents won't be willing to work at. So some poor slob gets to do all the arranging, the hiring, the monitoring.

Co-ops are only as good as their people.
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