Challenges in Replicating Charter School Success – NYTimes.com
Good read on this issue — points out that yes there are successful charters – far fewer than the pro-charter lobby would have one believe — but that the vast majority 83 do no better or in fact do worse than existing district schools. Interestingly the very successful ones have appeared to gain traction because of interest by wealthy and celebrity endorsers and donors who contribute substantial resources to the schools. Surprise surprise — fund schools properly and they have a better chance at success…. what an odd concept.