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The Charter Conspirators
Real Clear Politics H/T Ace of Spades ^ | March 18, 2014 | Richard Cohen

Posted on 03/20/2014 1:49:57 AM PDT by expat1000

In the war between the rich and the poor, I'm enlisting on the side of the underdog -- the rich. What a drubbing they've been taking! Across the nation, but particularly in cities such as New York and Washington, the rich are incessantly accused of being slyly manipulative and self-serving. For instance, they support charter schools. Apparently, there is nothing worse.

I am mystified. Charter schools are not private schools. They are free public schools that are open to any student, usually by lottery. Some very rich people support them, provide extra funds for special programs and, in return, get vilified for their efforts. One columnist, citing the pay package of charter-school CEOs, referred to a "gilded crusade," another to an "all-out campaign by the elite." You would think we're talking about the "gilded" and "elite" getting their own kids into some fancy school. Instead, they're helping poor children.

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TOPICS: Education
KEYWORDS: charter; school
From the uber-liberal Richard Cohen
1 posted on 03/20/2014 1:49:58 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000
Once every ten moons-or-so, Little Richie Cohen authors a rational piece that actually questions liberal dogma.

This is one of them.

2 posted on 03/20/2014 2:09:03 AM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01

He must have started taking Geritol or something!

3 posted on 03/20/2014 5:41:02 AM PDT by gr8eman (But thermodynamics is just a social construct, created by the ruling white power structure)
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