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“String theory” charter schools?

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Something new every day. From Columbia mathematician Peter Woit’s Not Even Wrong blog:

Among the many oddities associated with string theory is the decision of a group in Philadelphia to name a group of charter schools there the String Theory Schools. I don’t think they teach string theory, just liked the name. The financing of these schools is now attracting controversy. It seems they are running into some financial trouble, involving huge real estate deals and tax-exempt bond financing.

For some analysis, see a Naked Capitalism piece: Private Equity Asset-Stripping Strategy Meets Charter Schools to Produce Even Better Looting.

What’s significant perhaps is that the theory is well enough known in pop culture that the name would work.

I think "String Theory Academy" would work better. daveS

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