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Editorial: Do charter schools take power from politicians?




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Thomas Sowell
March 19, 2014 | 2,515 views | 10 comments

If anyone wanted to pick a time and place where the political left’s avowed concern for minorities was definitively exposed as a fraud, it would be now -- and the place would be New York City, where far left Mayor Bill de Blasio has launched an attack on charter schools, cutting their funding, among other things. . . .

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Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
March 26, 2014 8:54am
 
Facts......All charter schools are not successful.... What is your source to the contrary ? :-) Kemo Sabe.

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
March 26, 2014 8:42am
 
The graduation rate for charter schools in the state of Texas is a bit over 53 percent compared to around 89 percent for the public schools. While some consider this to be unacceptable, I consider it to be very acceptable ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
March 26, 2014 8:18am
 
Facts.....Unsuccessful Charter schools....Years ago I read this sentence in an Allied Communications manual "When encountering situations not specifically covered by this publication, resorting to common sense should ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
March 26, 2014 7:31am
 
My three great grandchildren attend two of the 13 Uplift schools in the DFW area consisting of about 10,000 students and many more on the waiting lists. Two daughters attend the North Hills Preparatory school in the Los Colinas ... More ›

 
Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
March 25, 2014 3:25pm
 
Facts "Not all charter schools are successful. shwere is your source for this statement?" Who are you asking ... me or the author? 7th Gen I have no idea what point you are trying to make when you say who ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
March 25, 2014 1:28pm
 
top secondary schools in the USA

 
Facts only please  
TX  
March 25, 2014 1:03pm
 
Not all charter schools are successful? Where is your source for this statement?

 
7th Generation La Vernian  
La Vernia  
March 25, 2014 1:02pm
 
Who cares about New York...La Vernia ISD School Board did not see a reason to engage in this conversation. Check the minutes....

 
Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
March 25, 2014 11:52am
 
You betcha it takes away their power, but just as important it threatens their future power. It also takes away the one thing that most of them, mostly the democrats, value just as much ... and that's donations to their campaigns ... More ›

 
Ken Semlinger  
Poth, TX  
March 24, 2014 10:22am
 
Great article Thomas. Good to see you are back on track.

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