Are Inner-city public boarding schools the answer to education woes?
The SEED School in Washington and its' founders, Eric Adler and Rajiv Vinnakota, think so
Founded in 1998 by Eric Adler, 39, and Rajiv Vinnakota, 32, two former management consultants, SEED - its formal name is the Schools for Educational Evolution and Development - is a charter school, which means it receives public funds but operates independently of the school system. Tuition is free for its 310 male and female students in Grades 7 through 12. It is perhaps one of the most innovative and expensive experiments in educating low-income students.
Kids live at SEED from Sunday evening to Friday afternoon and go home most weekends