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.
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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...)