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Private Schools & The Poor

200703_feature.jpgOnce again, The Atlantic Monthly ($) has a thought-provoking article about education. Last month, it was about New Orleans. The latest is about private schools in other countries that have been set up to educate the very poor -- and the mixed feelings of international aid organizations and others about a private approach to a public problem.

"Cheap private schools are educating poor children across the developing world," begins the piece. "But without much encouragement from the international aid establishment."

In some ways, it reminds me of the Cristo Rey schools here in the US, about which I've written several times -- private schools set up to charge little tuition and aimed at educating first generation and other disadvantaged students. Find a friend or read it at the dentist's office.

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