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.