January 26, 2011
"Take a school" Any School. Well.... maybe not that one"Take a school like Bruce Randolph in Denver," the president said. "Three years ago, it was rated one of the worst schools in Colorado. Last May, 97 percent of seniors received their diploma."
Bruce Randolph was a middle school when it opened in 2002. In 2007, Denver Public Schools gave Bruce Randolph School permission to operate autonomously. It was the first school in the state to be granted autonomy from district and union rules. Each teacher then had to reapply for his or her job. A published report said only six teachers remained. -- Denver School Praised In President's Speech - Denver News Story - KMGH Denver
Posted by Vanderleun at January 26, 2011 5:09 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.
We must be fair about this. I'm sure that this will be all over the broadcast networks and print media as soon as they have a chance to research the facts in the case. With all the journalists in America, it's almost inconceivable that they will miss a story with the ramifications that this story holds for our troubled educational system. With so many people interested in charter schools and the like, this might even make headlines.
Posted by: Roger Drew Williams at January 26, 2011 7:15 PM
Waiting for the main stream media... (cue crickets chirping).
Posted by: Roger Drew Williams at January 29, 2011 7:35 AM