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Old 12-14-2009, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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We could tit-for-tat all day along about this city or that city, but you have to admit that there is a reason for the popularity of charter schools in DC - which is, because DC Public Schools suck.
The charter school program produces no better results than DC public schools so it's clearly not the schools or the teachers that's the root cause of the problem, but we continue to struggle with the challenges of educating those who grow up in poverty. Charter school allow for more experimentation. If someone find something that works, the DC system will import that model.

Now how about a Republican city with a successful charter school program.
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:31 PM
 
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The charter school program produces no better results than DC public schools so it's clearly not the schools or the teachers that's the root cause of the problem, but we continue to struggle with the challenges of educating those who grow up in poverty. Charter school allow for more experimentation. If someone find something that works, the DC system will import that model.

Now how about a Republican city with a successful charter school program.
Not sure how this is relevant, but, see for yourself how many Texas charter schools are on this list. Last time I checked, Texas was a decidedly Republican State. Not to mention Arizona.

America's Best High Schools: Top Charter Schools - US News and World Report
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Not sure how this is relevant, but, see for yourself how many Texas charter schools are on this list. Last time I checked, Texas was a decidedly Republican State. Not to mention Arizona.

America's Best High Schools: Top Charter Schools - US News and World Report
For starts Houston and Donna are Democratic. So not very relevant. The other question is what are the acceptance criteria at these schools and the demographics of the student body. If you drop a charter school down in Potomac Maryland you aren't going to have a problem with disadvantaged student.

Keep looking.
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:47 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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And we wonder why businesses hire people on student visas.
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:48 PM
 
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The vast majority voted for Obama. So much for the vast majority and their credibility.
52.9% is a vast majority?

Sure thing. Keep smacking your head.
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