'Controlled choice': Does mixing kids based on family income improve education?

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  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    April 10, 2014 4:23 p.m.

    "Controlled choice"? Isn't that a contradiction in terms?

  • teachermom6 Northern Utah, UT
    April 10, 2014 3:37 p.m.

    Liberal Ted....for once we agree! We are now holding teachers accountable for everything....why not students and their parents as well. I think if parents were forced to fork over some money for absences, or misbehavior things would improve greatly!

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    April 10, 2014 1:42 p.m.

    It really isn't a "controlled choice" by taking poor kids and placing them in rich schools and taking rich kids and placing them in poor schools. I understand what they're trying to do, but, it doesn't make sense to take someone that would have access to a better school and deprive them of that education and dump them into a dump school. Do you think the affluent parents are going to stand for that? No, they have the money and power and will either put their kids into a private school or they'll use their influence to get their kids into better schools.

    What we need to do, is cut down the Admn costs of education. Hire quality educators across the board and require parents to be involved in their child's lives. Too many dead beat parents.