Quotes: Xenophobia Behind NYT Charter Schools Story?
11) I wasn’t quite sure what to make of this cover story in today’s NYT about Harmony Schools, a large network of 120 charter schools in 25 states, until a friend in Texas sent me this:
I was surprised in some way to find this in the NY Times: a very long article with only a brief mention of academic achievement and no mention of their long waiting lists. Substitute "Canadian" for "Turkish" and "Christian" for "Islam" and if you read it again no one would care. This is another article more focused on jobs for adults and not outcomes for kids with a little xenophobia thrown in. These schools don't cost the taxpayer any more money than another charter school (and less than a public school) and 16 of 19 carry the state's highest rating with above average SAT scores.