LA Times: Spitting in the eye of mainstream education

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Reporting from Oakland -- Not many schools in California recruit teachers with language like this: "We are looking for hard working people who believe in free market capitalism. . . . Multicultural specialists, ultra liberal zealots and college-tainted oppression liberators need not apply."

That, it turns out, is just the beginning of the ways in which American Indian Public Charter and its two sibling schools spit in the eye of mainstream education. These small, no-frills, independent public schools in the hardscrabble flats of Oakland sometimes seem like creations of television's "Colbert Report." They mock liberal orthodoxy with such zeal that it can seem like a parody.

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Posted May 31, 2009 at 2:00 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Jeffersonian wrote:

God bless these fine folks.  This is like a good, strong tonic.

May 31, 7:22 pm | [comment link]
2. Alice Linsley wrote:

More power to them!  They are wise to reject modernism, especially as we see that it is falling to pieces.

May 31, 9:44 pm | [comment link]
3. Albany+ wrote:

Makes perfect sense. Of course it works. We keep acting like this stuff is a mystery. What we don’t find in the article is how the parents are made to sit on their hands and let it happen. I would like to know more about that.

June 1, 12:33 am | [comment link]
4. libraryjim wrote:

Love it!

June 1, 7:46 pm | [comment link]
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