Posted on November 30th, 2006 in Colorado Politics, Education, General | Written by Ben | 23 Comments »
Denver Post news columnist David Harsanyi tells the truth today about the manufactured “controversy” about Hope Online Learning Academy, which uses technology, adult mentors, and a research-based curriculum to reach struggling students who have fallen through the cracks of the public education system.
Read Harsanyi’s piece, and ask yourself why Senator Sue Windels and the Colorado Education Association want to use a more rigorous standard to judge an innovative, alternative education program than they would care to use to judge traditional neighborhood public schools.
Here’s one hint: Hope doesn’t employ unionized teachers. (Forget whether some poor kids in Denver and Colorado Springs might thrive in the online learning environment rather than dropping out of school altogether.)
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