October 9, 2000 |
One lesson is clear from this city's decade-old experiment with school vouchers: A lot of people didn't know as much about schools as they thought they did. Barbara Lee, a Catholic school principal, didn't know that two-thirds of her teaching staff would quit the first year her school accepted voucher students. Edward Mc Milin, a public school bureaucrat, didn't know that, given choices, many parents would care more about day care than test scores. And Taki S.