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NBC’s Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly profiles Boys’ Latin Charter School

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In June, Sarah Stanley, managing editor of Acton’s Religion and Liberty, wrote an article on Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School. Her piece, titled “Every man is the architect of his own fortune,” interviews the co-founder and CEO of Boys’ Latin, David Hardy, who started the school in 2007 with the belief that teaching Latin and enforcing a strict code of conduct could provide a better future to young men from low-income communities. He was largely correct.

NBC’s Megyn Kelly recently used the story of Boys’ Latin in a ten minute news spot on the charter school controversy surrounding Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. The question is are charter schools like Boys’ Latin, which improve the education of a few, overall better for low income communities?

Featured photo courtesy of Boys’ Latin.




Hannah Silver


  • abraham lincoln

    Very well put. I support great Charter Schools like “Boys Latin” although I paid for my boys to go to Private Schools all their life. I don’t believe in regular public education which is set up like a prison for low income children.
    My sacrifice in paying double tuition for 18 years 2 times paid off. This unselfish sacrifice has gotten my boys to the hierarchy of being two engineers with master degrees. I also agree with the parent. One cannot worry about other people children. You can only worry about YOUR CHILDREN and “Raise Your Own.” Thank you.