Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 3 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
General News   

Texas Charter Schools: Don't Believe the Boasting and Hype; by Diane Ravitch

Quicklink Submitted By     (# of views)   1 comment, 7 series
Author 40790
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Susan Lee Schwartz
Become a Fan
  (23 fans)

Charters boast of their “success,” but the reality is far different from their claims. They don’t enroll similar demographics, their attrition rate is staggering, and their “wait lists” are unverified. Their claims are a marketing tool.They are not better than public schools.They undermine and disrupt communities without producing better results.Yet Texas is plunging headlong into this strategy that creates a dual system but benefits few students.William J. Gumbert has prepared statistical analyses of charter performance in Texas, based on state data. 

Read the rest of the story HERE:

At dianeravitch.net

 

Rate It | View Ratings

Susan Lee Schwartz Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

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.
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 49 Articles in "FAKE NEWS"

Other Series: View All 422 Articles in "PRIVITIZATION."

Other Series: View All 885 Articles in "Public ignorance & those who use this"

Other Series: View All 450 Articles in "wrecking Ball"