“Think about it,” he said. “What other public institution would we let sink to this level? If the Mayor says, ‘I’m going to pave one hundred and fifty alleys,’ then comes back the next year and says, ‘Well, I spent all the money and only got to two, I’ll get to it next year,’ we’d go crazy. But when we spend three quarters of a million dollars in a school ostensibly teaching a subject, and only two kids in that school learn anything, we think that’s normal. And I think that’s because we’ve allowed ourselves to confuse the system’s lack of quality with the kind of kids who are in our district." - Michael Bennet, Denver Public Schools Superintendent, soon-to-be U.S Senator, CO. New Yorker Magazine, Jan. 2007The New Yorker article is well worth the read. I hope the Senate allows Bennet an opportunity to get his hands dirty. He seems to be motivated by just that. Coloradans have themselves a winner.
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