ICYMI … Your mini news clippings
- For an insightful view of the charter school debate, read this Forbes commentary. The author, an economist, cites strong evidence from numerous studies that charters are better at educating poor students and black students than regular public schools. They are not as good for non-urban schools and white students. His main point: if any other public policy showed these types of results, it would be embraced much more readily.
- The Wall Street Journal had cover story profiling a 25-year-old welder in Texas making $140,000 a year. And … both his parents have doctoral degrees. New Orleans needs more Career-Technical Education (CTE), for these opportunities are in our metro area as well.