Do charter schools make the grade? A closer look at their mixed report card, and accountability.
The promise of charter schools has clearly not been fully realized. There are successes, to be sure. But the question is: What to do with the failures? At least a third of charter schools do worse than the public schools they replace.
Yet the rate of closure ; a new study reveals that only 6 percent of charters weren’t renewed. Failing schools stay open despite evidence- wasn’t this why charter schools came about in the first place?
This hour, On Point: re-charting the waters for charter schools.
Christopher Lubienski, Professor of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois. He’s also the co-editor of The Charter School Experiment: Expectations, Evidence, and Implications.
Greg Richmond, CEO of the National Association of Charter School Authorizer.
Charlene Reid, principal of the Bronx Charter School for Excellence, which is a National Blue Ribbon nominee.