>From: "Clint O'Dell" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: Reforming Education
>Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 14:56:31 MDT
>Phil Osborn wrote:
>>I'm trying to recall the name of the guy who invented modern education in
>>17th Century London. He ran his schools at a 500 to 1 teacher/student
>>ratio by having the older kids teach the younger ones two grades down ...
>>Ah! Lancaster ...
>I smell opportunity here. Anyone now the requirements for starting a
>private school is? Know where I might find them?
Actually it varies totally from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. There are virtually no state requirements in California for elementary or high schools, but local and zoning laws can kill you. Also, the insurance has been really bad ever since the McMartin Preschool case and the following years of witch hunts, which cost millions of dollars, made the reps for the idiot prosecutors and the psychotherapists who convinced the kids of complete fantasies (therapist - the rapist) - which netted virtually no actual molestors. We're still paying bigtime for that nonsense. That's if you're talking above 6 years old. In most states, Californiz being one of the worst, below six means unbelievably stupid, expensive regulations put there by social services at the advice of experts from academia financed by the teachers union, which wants to force day care to become public, by pricing it out of the market for most parents, so that they can add 15% to their union roll.