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ALT ED: First, Get Rid Of All The Magnet Schools

I'm late in pointing your attention to Victor Harbison's blog post against magnet schools, which is now running in the New York Times:

"When educational leaders decided to create magnet schools, they didn’t just get it wrong, they got it backwards...What should have been done was to pull out the bottom ten percent. Educational leaders could have greatly expanded the alternative school model and sent struggling students to a place that had been designed to meet their educational needs."

What do you think?  Should there be "bottom ten" schools instead of magnets?  It's politically problematic -- parents and many educators would scream bloody murder -- but I'm not so sure it doesn't make sense on substance.  Click here  to read the whole post (Magnet Schools: More Harm Than Good?).

Cross-posted from D299
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