Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Poll Analyses
Share on Facebook 11 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Best Web OpEds   

"Here today, gone tomorrow: Charters Schools Open and Close Like Day Lilies

Author 40790
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Susan Lee Schwartz
Become a Fan
  (23 fans)
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, more than 765 charter schools closed leaving thousands of families stressed, abandoned, dislocated & angry.  In under 3 decades 3000 have closed.The top 3 reasons privately-operated charter schools close are financial malfeasance, poor academic performance, and low enrollment. When you take all charters and all public schools into consideration, students at charters do worse than those at public schools. There is no justification for the existence of privately-operated non-profit and for-profit charter schools. They do not provide a net public benefit. Endless news reports show that charter schools are always mired in scandal and controversy. It is time to stop bashing public education, reject the hype surrounding charter schools, fully fund all public schools, and vest real decision-making power in the hands of the public.'
Read the rest of the story HERE:

At dianeravitch.net

 

Rate It | View Ratings

Susan Lee Schwartz Social Media Pages: Facebook Page       Twitter Page       Linked In Page       Instagram Page

I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Other Series: View All 446 Articles in "FRAUD & Mendacity."

Other Series: View All 466 Articles in "PRIVITIZATION."

Other Series: View All 991 Articles in "Public ignorance & those who use this"

Other Series: View All 266 Articles in "UTTER CONTEMPT"

Other Series: View All 587 Articles in "wrecking Ball"

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: