School Choice & Charters Opinion

Philly Boys Latin Graduation Draws Governor and Mayor

By Richard Whitmire — June 07, 2011 1 min read
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Sounds like an interesting school, with 96 percent of the graduating seniors headed to college, most of them four-year colleges. Stories like this, however, rarely get into the important qualifiers: How representative of the neighborhoods was the original class of ninth graders and how many of those ninth graders dropped out before the senior year?

Regardless of those qualifiers, one thing is guaranteed. Those young men would not have fared this well in regular Philadelphia high schools.

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