Sunday, July 11, 2010

Kickin' some white kid educational butt in Memphis

The excellent video below is about the Charter School Revolution in New Orleans since Katrina. At the end of the video an administrator predicts test scores in New Orleans will exceed those of surrounding suburban districts within two years.

Here is a thought experiment: What if a strange new virus infected the brains of the politicians in Memphis and they decided to scrap all the drug and crime infested public schools in Memphis and replace them with charter schools...and what if, within a few years, test scores in Memphis exceeded those in Millington and Colllierville and other suburban Shelby County cities? Put that in your pipe and smoke on it for a while.