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.
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.