The fatal flaw in immersive charter schools, and a modest solution
In the continuing thread on the planned $100 million “Taj Mahal” school in Harlem where pupils will spend their entire day and evening being provided with a host of services and only go home to sleep, Alex K. writes:
The plan to take black kids away from their own culture and immerse them in a Taj Mahal academic environment for the entire day is missing one key element: the peer group. Peers are the most important influence on a person, so as long as the black kids are with each other in the Taj Mahal they will not be getting the transformative environmental experience that the Taj is intended to provide.I’ve replied to Alex in the thread.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at May 19, 2011 08:30 AM | Send