13 January 2010

Why Don't More Educators Support Charter Schools?

Charters, Most of Which Serve Low-Income Kids, Reach 'Tipping Point' of Popularity as Waiting Lists Expand

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As more low-income and minority parents seek to remove their children from traditional public schools that chronically underperform, waiting lists for America's public charter schools have grown dramatically, a report released today reveals. According to The Center for Education Reform (CER), an average of 239 children are waiting to enter each charter school in America, demonstrating a 21 percent surge in parental demand for charters over last year.

Story here.

Why does much of the political class (and the elites), oppose Charter schools? Because many of them see government as the savior. How's that working out these days?

Maybe Virginia will lead the way out of the wilderness.

1 comment:

Chaps said...

The answer to your question is found in the difference between educators and teachers. A teacher is a person who can take a complex subject and make it understandable. An educator takes a simple subject and makes it nearly incomprehensible.