For John, BLUF: Do parents really prioritize their children's future success? Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The New York Post we have an Editorial headline (and story) that presumes the reader has prior knowledge—"Mayor de Blasio’s war on the best public schools in New York".
The point of the Editorial Board is that the Success Academy Charter Schools in New York City, with 11,000 students across the City, is now the top system in the State. The hidden point is that Mayor de Blasio is fighting Charter Schools, notwithstanding their success, even with disadvantages students. Maybe Mayor de Blasio recognizes that the Success Academy Charter Schools are skimming the best students.
These scholars didn’t start off as the cream of the crop: The only thing that set them apart from any other child in the city public schools is that their families applied and won the lottery to enter Success.Yes, parental involvement. Yes, Success Academy Charter Schools have parents who are, in some way, to some degree, involved in the education of their children.
For me this is one of the reasons Ms Kim Duggan Scott's effort to revitalize the Lowell Citywide Parent Council is so important. You can follow the Lowell Citywide Parent Council on Facebook.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff