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Resource ID: #15965
Subject: Education
Source: City Pages (Minneapolis)
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Date: Oct. 20, 1999

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City Pages reports about New York-based Edison Schools Inc., a for-profit school operator that claimed to do a better job than the government at providing education - and was getting ready for its initial public offering. But City Pages' investigation revealed that "During its inaugural year, Edison's first Minneapolis school offered fewer social services than its mainstream counterparts, struggled to fulfill special-education requirements, and yielded test scores below the district average. More alarming, a whopping 75 percent of the school's teachers had either left or been fired -- and they had a litany of horror stories to tell..."

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