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Not much of a lesson

As a Chicago Public Schools teacher who has visited all kinds of schools, I can vouch for the fact that most (possibly all) magnet schools are outstanding. What the author fails to note is that students must test into or have high grade point averages before being admitted to magnet schools (they are intended to be "magnets" for smart, motivated students). They do not offer much of a lesson as to how to solve America's education problems. They simply leave us asking what to do with the 90 percent of students who cannot gain admission to magnet schools.

Scott Riedel

Chicago, IL

Jun 4 2010 - 12:11pm