New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman writes of a scene he witnessed last weekend "that is at once so uplifting and so cruel it's difficult to even convey in words." The event was a lottery to choose the first 80 students who will attend a new public boarding school, the SEED School of Maryland, based in Baltimore. The foundation opened its first school 10 years ago in Washington, D.C., as the nation's first college-preparatory, public, urban boarding school, and Baltimore is its second campus. The vast majority of students are African-American, drawn from the most disadvantaged school districts. In Washington,...

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