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EDUCATION - BOARDING SCHOOLS (Kids Can Go Home on the Weekends) Buffalo Considers Public Boarding Schools To Solve Education Issues
He envisions a charter boarding school in Buffalo where students as young as first or second grade would be assured proper meals, uniforms, after-school tutoring and activities.
Supporters say such a dramatic step is necessary to get some students into an atmosphere that promotes learning, and worth the costs, estimated at $20,000 to $25,000 per student per year.
"We have teachers and union leaders telling us, 'The problem is with the homes; these kids are in dysfunctional homes,'" said Buffalo school board member Carl Paladino.
The Washington, D.C.-based SEED Foundation opened its first public boarding school for poor and academically at-risk students in 1998 and followed up with a school in Baltimore in 2008 and Miami in 2014. A fourth school is in the works in Ohio at the request of the state's Department of Education. The model, in which students in grades six through 12 return home for weekends, required changes in state laws.
A study of SEED published in the Journal of Labor Economics last year found that changing both a student's social and educational environment through boarding significantly raised student achievement in math and English.
Scary: Education Secretary Sets The Stage For ‘Public Boarding Schools’ – The Minority Report Blog
With respect to the idea of public boarding schools, please note that these are not schools that parents choose for their kids. These are indoctrination camps masquerading as “safe havens” for kids that the government thinks are “at risk.”
In most cities today, if you ask “educators” and the teachers unions, the kids who are most at risk are those attending charter schools and especially those who are being home schooled. Unions and their Democrat allies are at war with those parents.
In Michigan a Democrat state legislator tried to pass a bill requiring registration of home schoolers and mandated government visits.