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Charter schools’ failed promise

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    Analogue Kid
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    Charter schools’ failed promise

    By Bill Bush

    The Columbus Dispatch Sunday September 1, 2013

    Fed up with persistently poor student results in Ohio’s eight largest urban school districts, Republican state legislators enacted a law in 1997 allowing charter schools to locate exclusively within the boundaries of the “Big 8” systems.

    Sixteen years later, charters statewide performed almost exactly the same on most measures of student achievement as the urban schools they were meant to reform, results released under a revamped Ohio report-card system show. And when it comes to graduating seniors after four years of high school, the Big 8 performed better.

    Read more: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/09/01/charter-schools-failed-promise.html

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    ehill27
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    And I thought the private sector does everything better. Oh well, at least there’s some money to be made.

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    buckette13
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    ehill27 said:
    And I thought the private sector does everything better. Oh well, at least there’s some money to be made.

    +1

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    Tom Over
    Tom Over
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    @ ehill27 & buckette 13: how is privatization affecting other institutions such as the US military and prisons/’criminal justice’?

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    Rockmastermike
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    TomOver said:
    @ ehill27 & buckette 13: how is privatization affecting other institutions such as the US military and prisons/’criminal justice’?

    i think it’s possible you missed the sarcasm of their posts.

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    Tom Over
    Tom Over
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    Rockmastermike said:
    i think it’s possible you missed the sarcasm of their posts.

    Hi there, RMM. They both are criticizing privatization. I’m interested in how they’d extend that to private prisons and mercenaries.

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    Rockmastermike
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    TomOver said:
    Hi there, RMM. They both are criticizing privatization. I’m interested in how they’d extend that to private prisons and mercenaries.

    ‘k then. carry on. :)

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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    TomOver said:
    I’m interested in how they’d extend that to private prisons and mercenaries.

    Then maybe you should start a new thread rather than derailing this one. Thanks.

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    Rockmastermike
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    Walker said:
    Then maybe you should start a new thread rather than derailing this one. Thanks.

    too late. It’s dead, Jim. *dramatic music stinger*

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