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Time for School Choice in Chicago

Homeschool Mom3 Wrote: Sep 13, 2012 6:36 PM
Tough Truths About Charter Schools from the CATO Institute http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/tough-truths-about-charters AZ has lots of charter schools to choose from and they haven't solved our education woes. No one wants to do the study that matters: It's time we answered the question, "Is there anything anyone can do for children in the worst situations?" Take a sampling of 5 year old kids who are younger siblings of the worst students with the worst parents in worst schools from the worst neighborhoods and have a wealthy benefactor pay to send them to the best academically rigorous and socially positive private schools for K-12. Pay for private tutors to help after school if needed. What will we learn?
"There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time." -- Calvin Coolidge, responding to the 1919 Boston police strike.

This oft-quoted line from the then-governor of Massachusetts might be updated to include "the public interest," as well as public safety.

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