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Like Charter Schools, Britain's Academies Aim High

0_BAMANATION Wrote: Jul 16, 2012 9:22 AM
rickmcq... education will never turn the bulk of blacks in America into much different than seen today. No doubt that the western half of Australia would have to be taken by force to apply what I suggested. Therefore, only Alaska is a viable option since the US does not 'own' either the north or south poles. Ending welfare and food stamps would result in massive rioting. Assuming such does happen if your "roll back the policies" principle were applied what then would you do outside of mass slaughter? Read my post above regarding what your descendents will face if my policies are not implemented.
LONDON -- 1776 is a number with great resonance for Americans, but not one you expect to be featured on a British government website.

But there it is, on the home page of the United Kingdom's Department of Education: "As of 1 April 2012, there are 1776 academies open in England."

Academies, as you might expect, mean something different in Britain than in the United States. They are, approximately, what we would call charter schools. And there are 1,776 of them largely because of the energy and determination of British Education Secretary Michael Gove.

Britain, like America, has gotten pretty dismal...