The $125,000 Question Will Soon Be Answered
The charter school I blogged about last year will be opening it's doors this September and the NY Times has the scoop on the $125,000 Dream Team. It will definitely be interesting to see the results of this ambitious experiment. In the mean time, the comments section of this article reveals some chilling attitudes about the state of education in our country:
How come middle class, good students are denied opportunities like this? I bet if the students at this school do well they will be showered with opportunities other kids who are already working hard will never be offered. One again, the middle class taxes pay for benefits the middle class never receives. Sorry, but I'm sick of this.Yes, JG, who will fight for the poor, underprivileged middle class "good kids"? Your implication being that because the charter school is reaching out to students from the Washington Heights community who are low performing (a nice change from the M.O. of most charter schools who skim off the top, these students must therefore be bad. Surely, someone will find a way to prop up those middle class kids who are being denied so many opportunities. You're sick of this? The undercurrent of disdain for the students struggling in America's failing schools is too much for me to stomach.