Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Missouri Education Watchdog: Waiting for a Miracle in Schools. Is it all about Money?

Missouri Education Watchdog: Waiting for a Miracle in Schools. Is it all about Money?:


Waiting for a Miracle in Schools. Is it all about Money?

There is an interesting article about a "miracle school" in Seattle that is working "miracles" with at risk children.  From the Seattle Times:

For two decades the Seattle Urban Academy, in the Rainier Valley, has taken kids who dropped out or were kicked out of other schools and managed to graduate them at among the highest rates of any school for at-risk kids in the nation. The secret? It costs 80 percent more per student. 

A few were featured in the 2010 movie "Waiting for Superman." Those were charter schools, which are 

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