Wednesday, June 12, 2002

Pipe Dream

In Class Activist, 16-year-old Selemawit Tewelde explains her fight against Edison's takeover of her failing Philadelphia school. Her central argument: "Administrators will answer to corporate shareholders instead of students and parents."

I am glad to see that economics is such an important part of the curriculum at Selemawit's school. And I feel better now that I know the truth about Philly administrators being responsive to parents and students.

Selemawit's solution to Philadelphia's education woes: "increased funding is the answer."

Of course. Big surprise.

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