Friday, April 21, 2006

The Party of Public Education

NewsAlert reports (via link to the Chicago Tribune) that of every 100 freshmen entering a Chicago high school, only 6 will get a bachelor's degree by the time they're in their mid 20's.

I was struck by this powerful comment:

The irony here is the Democratic Party which has run Chicago since the New Deal, claims to be the party of education.Look at the results.Chicago might be the worst public school system in the country.But,Mayor Daley and gang hold them themselves up as the model of reform.

Yup. And the DC public schools are pretty good, too.

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