Posts Tagged ‘New York Times’

Do kids have “special needs” because schools fail them?

By Ben Velderman

LOS ANGELES – The long-standing rap against charter schools is that they cherry-pick only the best and brightest students, and leave the “hard cases” for the underfunded traditional public schools. Critics say this is why charters typically have higher student test scores than traditional schools.
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Kids at pricey, progressive school struggle to read

By Steve Gunn

NEW YORK – At the “progressive” Blue School of Manhattan, parents pay $32,000 per year to have their children trained to become “creative, joyful and passionate inquirers” who will someday “help build a harmonious and sustainable world.”
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