Wednesday, November 08, 2006

8 Chicago Charter Schools to be run by Political group


I taught in some very poor Chicago Schools and I have always been appalled by the the failure of Chicago Public Schools. Only 6 out of 100 students who finish High School actual finish College. The Students and Staff Pay the price along with the community. Millions are spent to no avail. I was surprised to find out 8 Charter schools will be run by a group by the name of the United Neighborhood Organization. This is a strong grass roots organization which is growing as fast as the immigrant population it supports. This group has a model based on the teachings of Saul Alinsky an old school Chicago Radical. I say try anything for these kids, they deserve the best we can provide. But the obvious political agenda of the supporting organization causes concern. Being a Charter school, they have more freedom in setting curriculum. Chicago suffers as one of the most segregated cities in the world. Will these community based schools speed or hamper assimilation?

1 Comments:

Blogger Major John said...

I've got $5 that says "hamper".

7:41 AM  

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