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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:01 AM Oct 2019

Cory Booker on Charter Schools

"In Newark NJ, we had a tragic reality with our schools which was, they were failing our kids. And we doubled down on expanding great schools and closing bad schools, and we took our high performing Charter Schools and really gave them the support they needed, these public Charter schools, to expand. And we expended magnet schools as well, and brought in Bard College to run a Public School in our City.

Long story short is, we found local solutions that work for our kids. If you're a black kid in Newark, which is the majority of our population, your chances of going to a high-performing school that beat the suburbs went up about 400%. We now have had 30% graduation rate increase, and oin top of that, reading and math scores have skyrocketed. in fact, one study at University of Washington called our city the best city in America for "beat the odds' schools, high poverty/high performance.

Anybody that wants to try to undermine the Public Schools, Public Charter Schools, Magnet Schools, or traditional District Schools that are serving my kids; they're going to have to deal with me".

--"Hacks on Tap" podcast (10/22)

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Cory Booker on Charter Schools (Original Post) brooklynite Oct 2019 OP
We should be focusing on the lowest performing schools bucolic_frolic Oct 2019 #1


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1. We should be focusing on the lowest performing schools
Thu Oct 31, 2019, 11:17 AM
Oct 2019

and stop subsidizing Charter Schools. No kid deserves an inferior education devoid of useful skills.

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