School Choice Is Not About Parents Choosing Good Schools; It’s About Schools Choosing Good Students.


Having looked at many of the charter propositions across the United States this past year, i can say they all tout how their scores have either climbed or remained near the top in their categories… Here in Delaware both Newark charter and Wilmington Charter were awarded prizes recently for their academic excellence…

The privateers all chimed in.  “See what’s possible?  Why can’t public schools perform as well?  What we need are more charters…”

They forgot the difference between charter and public schools.  The charter gets to pick the student.  The public has to take the student….

This fact underlies every report that states Charters Schools rock. They don’t.  For in every report that delves deeper and compares students of equal income levels between public and charter, those in public are 20% higher… In  other words, they are getting a better education per student, but the charters receive the glory because…

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