Thursday, April 18, 2002


In a supremely wise move, Philadelphia's School Reform Commission has voted to turn over control of 1/4 of the city's failing schools to privately operated groups.

The Associated Press reports that 16 year-old Andrew Hopkins doesn't approve of the plan:
We are talking about our education here. They shouldn't be giving these schools to private companies that care mostly about their own profits [said Hopkins]. We want a parent vote in every school they want to take over.
What might explain this student�s opposition? I think the last paragraph in the story holds a big clue:
Edison Schools feature a longer day and school year, a heavy investment in technology and intensive staff development.

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