On Sunday, Hollywood sycophants will give out Oscars. But they'll miss some of the past year's better performances because Academy Awards recognize movie actors and leave out political actors. That's not right.
Some politicians' performances, which deceive and manipulate people as much as actors' performances do, deserve recognition.
New York City's Success Academy charter schools do remarkably well: "We are No. 1 in student achievement in the state," says founder Eva Moskowitz, "outperforming all the wealthy suburbs." Although her schools teach mostly poor kids, 95 percent pass the state math test and 84 percent pass the English test. Government-run schools' corresponding pass rates are 38 and 41 percent.
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