Valerie Strauss here writes about DC Chancellor Kaya Henderson’s plan to close more DC public schools and hand off more students to charter operators.
Ironic that one of the possible charters is K12, the online for-profit charter corporation that has a 22% graduation rate in its Colorado Virtual Academy and may lose its charter in Georgia for the poor services it provides to special education students.
It’s clear that Henderson, a protege of Michelle Rhee, is not competing with charters. She is throwing in the towel.
This is not competition. The public schools have no leader in this battle for survival.