How to save at-risk youth

Get them out of the greedy grasp of the filthy teachers' unions.

The WSJ tells a story of two Oklahoma City youths in the same poor, Hispanic neighborhood, one of whom was stuck in a union school and has no college plans upon graduation. The other, who escaped to a charter school, won a scholarship to the University of Oklahoma despite having flirted with gangs and drugs in middle school.

The vignettes are backed up by statistics:
Out of 71 seniors at [charter school] Santa Fe South, 62 will attend a four-year university, two-year college or vocational school in the fall.


At the union school?
[...] about 50 of the 147 graduating seniors will enter a vocational school or college in the fall.

Comments

Anonymous said…
The failing education system is really hurting the youth of America.

My thought is to legalize corporal punishment and get rid of poor teachers.