Thanks to the reader who sent the link to this editorial in the Philadelpia Inquirer.
The editorial warns that charter schools are no panacea; that many of them are no better than the public schools they replace; that opening charters does nothing for the vast majority left behind in public schools for which there is no plan at all.
Opening escape hatches that skim off the most motivated kids solves no problems.
Most children will be left behind. Remember them?
And it will cost a bankrupt district $139 million to open new charters.
Where is this heading? Has anyone thought this through?
The Boston Consulting Group has not.
What’s the end game?
The editorial board of the Philadelphia Inquirer is asking good questions.
Does the School Reform Commission have any answers?