Chicago charter school shows the way to reform

Jerry Schmitt
Countering the "soft bigotry of low expectations", the all male Urban Prep Chicago Charter School has achieved 100% college acceptance for its graduating class. These students are kept busy learning ALL DAY, which also keeps them out of trouble. In comparison, public school students are on the streets in the early afternoon with no supervision, employment or athletics. Will President Obama and other "Civil Rights" leaders notice?

Contrast that with the beating death of an honor student in Chicago last fall, an incident that resulted in a lot of liberal caterwauling but no meaningful proposals to reform. Certainly part of the solution is better educational prospects for black students, but the pathway shown by Urban Prep does not fit the liberal world-view - a perspective dominated by the low expectations of the public school teachers' unions.


Countering the "soft bigotry of low expectations", the all male Urban Prep Chicago Charter School has achieved 100% college acceptance for its graduating class. These students are kept busy learning ALL DAY, which also keeps them out of trouble. In comparison, public school students are on the streets in the early afternoon with no supervision, employment or athletics.

Will President Obama and other "Civil Rights" leaders notice?

Contrast that with the beating death of an honor student in Chicago last fall, an incident that resulted in a lot of liberal caterwauling but no meaningful proposals to reform. Certainly part of the solution is better educational prospects for black students, but the pathway shown by Urban Prep does not fit the liberal world-view - a perspective dominated by the low expectations of the public school teachers' unions.