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1 Skip Intro  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 3:35:34pm

The main thing a student at one of these for profit schools will learn is how to apply for government guaranteed school loans. If the loans didn’t exist, neither would these schools.

2 RealityBasedSteve  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:17:52pm

re: #1 Skip Intro

The main thing a student at one of these for profit schools will learn is how to apply for government guaranteed school loans. If the loans didn’t exist, neither would these schools.

It’s actually worse than that. Our local NPR station here in Nashville had a long piece on the school a week or two ago. They weren’t meeting the standards of improvement that are required to keep their charter and they (the school) was trying to get things changed to keep it.

This is supported by your local tax dollars getting diverted in the form of Vouchers. The For Profit company is doing this in a number of states, they contract with some small rural school district so they are technically under their jurisdiction, but they operate state wide.

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No matter how cynical I try to be, I JUST CAN’T KEEP UP!!!!

3 iossarian  Wed, Feb 13, 2013 6:18:27am

The whole charter school phenomenon is a tragedy. Hopefully we’ll be able to stop it before it squeezes a huge amount of public resources into private hands, but given the past 30 years of upwards wealth transfer I’m not optimistic.

There will always be a place for small alternative schools operating alongside the main public school system, but the fact all these private schools are laying bare (which is obvious if you actually think about it) is that educating a large range of kids from diverse backgrounds is a hard thing to do, with no silver bullets.

I laugh whenever I see one of these “new management style yields results at inner city school” stories. Sure. Get back to me in five years’ time, when everyone’s settled, the paint has started to fade, and your idealistic teachers have discovered that without a union contract, teaching is a long hard slog* from which you can be fired at a moment’s notice if an influential parent gets on the wrong side of you.

* At times. Teaching is also vastly rewarding.

4 Major Tom  Wed, Feb 13, 2013 9:10:48am

This is all due those liberals who give trophies to both teams no matter who wins, and give participation prizes! If this was a Conservative school they would only reward those who have earned their accolades!

Oh wait…

5 Robur  Wed, Feb 13, 2013 10:26:35am

I knew as soon as the GOP and other propheteers(not misspelled) started pushing “Charter Schools” and private academies such as the Evangelical programing compound here in Lancaster that this would come to no good. I have no problem with the well established private schools and academies that exist in some of our larger municipalities that educate properly and do not program by fear. These “E” schools are still in their infancy but I predict as this report shows,that they too will be subject to the ravages of greed,improper management,unvetted staff and student fraud.Even home schooling falls far,far short of PROPER education and social development, not to mention the in ability to compete with normaly schooled students for college placement and grade acheivement.If the public school system had not been slowly strangled to near death by the Christian Far Right and the Propheteers then we would have the educational quality that I grew up with in the 60’s and 70’s.

6 Robur  Wed, Feb 13, 2013 10:30:29am

re: #4 Major Tom

Your posting reminds me of the argument that Mr.Incredible and his wife Elastigirl had about Dasch competing in sports and the “graduation” from the 4th to 5th grade and the attempt to make gifted the same as mediocre in achievement…just a thought..

7 Robur  Wed, Feb 13, 2013 10:33:03am

re: #3 iossarian

I looked up a to my teachers! they were (are) great people..even the tough ones because you were there to learn not mess around.


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