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The Education Blob's Revenge

wgraff Wrote: Apr 27, 2013 11:01 PM
The difference is that his schools ACTUALLY taught kids something. Like he said they didn't give him room for the students he had so he had to work around the system. He saved money and taught kids, maybe they could learn something from this guy instead of punishing the students who really want to learn. THINK before you jump in with both feet.
I wrote recently how teachers unions, parent-teacher associations and school bureaucrats form an education "Blob" that makes it hard to improve schools. They also take revenge on those who work around the Blob.

Here's one more sad example:

Ben Chavis, founder and principal of the American Indian Public Charter Schools, got permission to compete with the Blob in Oakland, Calif. Chavis vowed, "We'll outperform the other schools in five years." He did. Kids at the three schools he runs now have some of the highest test scores in California.

His schools excel even though the government spends less on them.

But Chavis paid his...