Friday, February 20, 2004

Reminding us of her roots....

Mona Charen today brings back Newt Gingrich's proposal for replacing foster homes with orphanages. Er, I mean boarding schools. If properly funded, managed, and supervised, boarding schools could theoretically be a good thing for some kids who might otherwise languish in a dysfunctional "child protection" system. But the troubled history of state boarding schools, and the reasons such endeavors have been abandoned following prior efforts, should give one pause....


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