Most expensive school in America.

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Most expensive school in America.
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Mon, 09-20-2010 - 4:05pm

Got this in my email today and thought I'd pass it on. Wow, I thought our school was nice, but it doesn't hold a candle to this!

http://www.ivillage.com/peek-inside-most-expensive-school-system-america-0/6-b-276867?ice=iv:mb:msg:kb

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Registered: 03-24-2003
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 4:26pm
It's beautiful. I'm not sure what message the article is trying to make. Some parts
Sherry

 

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 4:42pm

Here's the website for the school system - it's actually a group of schools, rather than just one school as I originally thought.

http://rfkcommunityschools.org/

Here's some info from the site:

"The RFK Community Schools are located in the Wilshire Center/Koreatown area of central Los Angeles, serving students from Pico Union and other neighboring communities, which, taken together, comprise the most densely populated area in California. The school-age population in this area is predominantly Latino (84%) and low-income (89%), with 50% classified as English Language Learners."

It's nice to see something like this in an area that is 89% low income. I think that kids from low income families should have opportunities like this just as kids from affluent communities do. They need to know that they are just as deserving and "worth it" so to speak. KWIM?

It will be interesting to see how the children are doing in a few years. IMHO, the current system just isn't working for so many of our kids, so I always love seeing something innovative.

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