Rantings and tirades of a frustrated economist.
I think the school district is completely within it's rights, but I have to wonder if this wasn't the result they actually wanted. If half you kids are failing after attending 6 hours of school a day, did they really think that 25 more minutes was going to make a difference?Public schools and teachers' unions have made their bed, now they can lie in it. But the only way education will improve is to put the customer (i.e., the parents) back into the equation.Some parents do not and will not care about their kids education, and that's just a fact people are going to have to deal with, but chaining all of the other parents that do care to the corrupt and bankrupt government school system is not fixing anything. Until a parent can walk out of a school and take their money with them, nothing will improve.
Very interesting. This high school and New Orleans (the school district that was literally destroyed by the hurricane) need to be watched. These are the only two instances I know where they are starting over from scratch. Hopefully this idea catches on.
This, Cappin Clarey and fellow Colonels; this is why I moved from Ro Dilun to the big TEX. Life just better down here.
I agree that Gallo did what needed to be done for the sake of the students. See www.aftexposed.com. Great stuff.
A noticeable excerpt from an article about this Rhode Island school on CNN.com:"Central Falls High is one of the lowest-performing schools in Rhode Island. It is in a community where median income is $22,000, census figures show.Of the 800 students, 65 percent are Hispanic and for most of them, English is a second language. Half the students are failing every subject, with 55 percent skilled in reading and 7 percent proficient in math, officials said."http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/02/24/rhode.island.teachers/index.html
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