Here’s an eloquent defense of the status quo in a Seattle Times op-ed by a school board member and a superintendent.
And, while charter-school supporters point to other studies and anecdotal information to show that charter schools can work, vying studies don’t demonstrate who is right and who is wrong. They simply demonstrate that the possibility for success of children in charter schools is an unknown. Our children’s education is too important to try experiments to see what works best.
Brian mocks them.
When they talk or write about “experiments,” they, and their usual audiences and readerships, see evil right-wing monsters inflicting cruel tortures on furry white animals and chucking defenseless kids off an experimental cliff.
Parents choose charter schools because they’re not satisfied with the status quo and want to try an alternative. Should they be prevented from making that choice?