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Last summer I attended a meeting soliciting parents to enroll their children in a second charter school in Rock Hill. Most of the talking was done by a man from Dallas, Texas. I asked him how he even knew about … Continue reading
This blog first appeared on The Herald editorial page, January 11, 2014 On October 29, 2013, a guest editorial in The Herald ended a report on public charter schools by concluding that “the innovation and out-of-the-box thinking that charter schools … Continue reading
Tax credits/vouchers offering public money for attending private schools have been introduced in numerous legislatures and enacted in eight states as of May 2011. Possibly the oldest is in Arizona, enacted in 1997. (1) Most of them have the same … Continue reading
Summary. Charter schools tend to promote segregation by race, wealth, disabling conditions, and language. One carefully controlled study did find that some charter schools (17%) are superior to matched public schools, but that fully 37% are clearly inferior to matched … Continue reading