[lbo-talk] compare & contrast: KIPP vs. Sidwell Friends

Dennis Claxton ddclaxton at earthlink.net
Thu Jun 9 21:33:27 PDT 2011

At 07:53 PM 6/9/2011, 123hop at comcast.net wrote:

>having said that, they are hardly what I would call a locus of enlightenment.

Sure, but I think the comparison Michael is making is a false dilemma.

>The atmosphere is constrained, dour, anti-social, and somewhat
>asphyxiated. The drugs flow like water. The sense of entitlement is
>through the roof. The sense of isolation and the pressure to succeed
>is palpable. The kids cultivate a very professional and aloof
>attitude and are completely unnatural.

For this I'd skip Trollope and take a look at something like Savage Grace or Edie:American Girl.

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