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Old 02-15-2014, 02:18 PM   #1
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Charter Schools in New York


The greatest sin of the Democratic party is that it is the party that claims stewardship over black Americans and yet, time and again, they will continue to put the interest of teachers' unions ahead of the future of young blacks.

Ultimately, all of the problems that we face now, and will into the future, will have to be solved by an educated populace. Charter schools operate on a much smaller per pupil budget and still outperform traditional public schools. Nowhere is this more clear than Success Academy Charter Schools in New York City.
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Old 02-15-2014, 02:23 PM   #2
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Not a bad salary


Mr. de Blasio has chosen a formidable opponent. The svelte, 49-year-old former history professor drives her staff hard and make enemies easily. The married mother of three keeps her voice level and chooses words with care, but there's a calm, relentless intensity about her. She favors fashionable dresses and high heels and wears a heart pendant around her neck. Her hard-charging style contrasts with other charter leaders who shun politics, and she makes an inviting union target. So does her salary-$475,244 in 2011-12-that's more than double the pay for New York's schools chancellor, who runs a system of 1.1 million students.

Asked about the salary, she is briefly stopped, but then pushes back, noting that the organization's board sets her pay, which is "pretty much in keeping" with executive compensation at a New York nonprofit. She has come to expect being clubbed on the subject. "If they didn't have my salary," she says, "they'd find something else."
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This is impressive if factual

As she reminds every audience, the 6,700 students at her 22 Success Academy Charter Schools are overwhelmingly from poor, minority families and scored in the top 1% in math and top 7% in English on the most recent state test. Four in five charters in the city outperformed comparable schools.

Her schools, run by an independent nonprofit, don't charge tuition to students, who are enrolled through a lottery. The state gives charter operators $13,527 per student, less than what it costs to educate a regular public school student.
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Charter schools seem to get the job done, hence liberals hate them.
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