Friday, May 8, 2015

Are Charter Schools the Answer?

Furman University in South Carolina professor Paul Thomas nicely summed up the unimpressive track record of over a decade of promoting "choice" in US Education Policy in a post this week,  and Valarie Strauss reprinted it here. Its worth remembering and circulating these stark realities as the uninformed myths about charter schools continue. Thomas reflects national data and his closely examined data in South Carolina. But the data in Washington DC, where charters have more advantages than anywhere else in the nation, fits the same pattern.