How Deion Sanders Got A Charter School

Brand new Texas Observer reporter (and competitive eating enthusiast) Patrick Michels has the interesting tale of how Neon Deion got into the business of public education: “The most novel aspect of these charters,” Michels writes, “May be the private funding sources they’ll depend on to round out their $10 million-a-year budget: not usual suspects like Bill and Melinda Gates or the Walton Family Foundation, but big brands Sanders has endorsed or worked with over the years, which he name-drops regularly when talking about the school.”

After telling the board how nervous he was–more than he was before those Super Bowl and World Series appearances you might remember him from–he recounted how plans for the school were born. “This all started as a dream, but yet a dream while I was still awake,” Sanders explained, relating a vision he’d had three years ago. “Could you imagine, educating kids of all socialities and different social statuses–white, black, Hispanic… Asian?”
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5 comments on “How Deion Sanders Got A Charter School

  1. Deion I have come up with an idea that has the potential to raise millions of dollars each year fort your school. Although I’m a Colts fan (friend of #58 Gary Brackett) I have always been a fan of yours. I remember on draft day when you proclaimed that if a certain team took you that you would ask for so much money they would have to put you on lay away. My idea has that kind of money generating potential and I would like to share it with you. I truly believe if you hear me out together we can finance your school and look at starting others.

  2. Deion I have come up with an idea that has the potential to raise millions of dollars each year for your charter school. Although I’m a Colts fan(friend of #58 Gary Brackett) I have always been a fan of yours. I remember on draft day when you proclaimed that if a certain team drafted you that you would ask for so much money that they would have to put you on lay away. My idea has that kind of money generating potential and I would like to share it with you. I truly believe if you hear me out together we can finance your current school and look at starting others.

  3. @kerryoakie – Only being elected President of the United States. I guess that’s no big deal.