I will protect your pensions. Nothing about your pension is going to change when I am governor. - Chris Christie, "An Open Letter to the Teachers of NJ" October, 2009

Friday, September 2, 2011

Celebrity Athlete Charter Schools?

First Andre Agassi; now Prime Time?
FORT WORTH -- NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders and other businessmen hope to open a charter school on Fort Worth's east side after outlining their plans to officials in Austin.

Sanders testified before the State Board of Education's charter school committee Tuesday, saying his group wants to create a school where students can excel in athletics and education.

"We can marry the two and have Prime Youth Prep Academy, where we're exemplary in academics and we have a wonderful athletic program," said the former Dallas Cowboys cornerback. "Why can't we do such a thing?"
No where in the article does it say whether or not this is a philanthropic venture. I don't know about you, but I think that's kind of important to know.

Kids, please welcome your new principal...

1 comment:

commutingteacher said...

This is getting really pathetic and sad. Any schmo with a schtick can make a gimmick school now.