Thursday, May 10, 2012

It's Not About Learning At All

If parents want to put their kids in such a school, I guess I'm ok with that, but how can so-called educators support this?  Answer:  it's not about education.
A Los Angeles charter school with low test scores will stay open, reports the LA Times. Academia Semillas del Pueblo has friends on the school board who overruled a closure recommendation by administrators.

The school teaches in English, Spanish and Nahuatl, an indigenous language of Mexico, notes the Times. The co-founders are “dedicated to teaching culture that stretches back to before colonial Mexico.” An International Baccalaureate program has been added.

But students test poorly compared to similar students in other schools, including those taught in languages other than English.

1 comment:

allen (in Michigan) said...

Read the some of the reviews -

The solution to lousy choices is more choice not less. Allow two or three competing schools to open in the area and this lousy school will be gone without the intervention of the education paladins.