A Minneapolis elementary school sends the Edison Project packing--and district administrators back to the drawing board
A for-profit firm takes a crack at Minneapolis's most troubled students
The Edison Project's formula is simple: Take a Minneapolis public school, add some entrepreneurial savvy, and watch the profits roll in. Trouble is, it doesn't add up.
"Neighborhood schools" are coming to Minneapolis packaged with talk of responsibility and community empowerment. But the bottom line is that the age of integrating public schools is over.