Jeb Bush and Michelle Rhee are working Tennessee, with grandiose claims about the great results that charters and vouchers can accomplish.
The good news is that the reporter shows skepticism about thei claims.
Why don’t they tell their audiences about Milwaukee, which has had vouchers and charters for 20+ years? On the NAEP, Milwaukee is one of the nation’s lowest scoring cities, and state scores show no difference between the public schools, the charters and the voucher schools.
Saddest of all is that the performance of black students in Milwaukee is very low.
Remember that line about “the civil rights issue of our time”?
Vouchers and charters are not it.