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Re: Chicago's "Small Schools" Frauds



My small school--the one where I worked for 15 years from 1985-1990--was
mostly filled with low income students of color, and was reflective of the
diversity of our city.
Judi
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From: Karen Canty <kscanty@PACBELL.NET>
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Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2001 10:54 AM
Subject: Re: Chicago's "Small Schools" Frauds


> George, Gerry, Mike..
>
> I've enjoyed the conversation about small schools and the discussion -
just
> want to point out that there are almost all-white small schools in suburbs
> and inner cities - they are called private, independent schools and even
> though we have no way to know how well those students do (however one
> measures "do") because they are private. But a lot of parents pay a lot
of
> money to send their children to those schools because the conventional
> wisdom is that the education must be better because the schools are
smaller,
> the class sizes are smaller, there is more connection to teachers and each
> other - all the arguments we've heard about the positive effects of small
> public schools. Are they right? I don't know but it does create an
> opportunity for interesting conversation...
>
> Karen
>
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