Jay Mathews

staff writer, Washington Post

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Staff writer for the Washington Post and author of Escalante: The Best Teacher in America

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In 1988, the film  Stand and Deliver  made a celebrity out of a Bolivian-born calculus teacher at LA's Garfield High School.

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Charter schools are being touted as the free-market alternative for parents whose kids are stuck in failing institutions, especially in inner cities.

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Charter schools are being touted as the free-market alternative for parents whose kids are stuck in failing institutions, especially in inner cities.

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