Investing in high-quality charter schools will help more students complete a college degree, says Bill Gates.
In schools across the country, we’re seeing results that smash old prejudices about what poor students can achieve. High Tech High School in San Diego, Green Dot Schools in Los Angeles, Aspire High Schools in California, KIPP schools that have spread across the country, and YES College Preparatory Schools in Houston. These schools are doing work that should be talked about everywhere.
All are charter schools, points out Nelson Smith on CharterBlog.
Even if they expand rapidly, charters will educate only a minority of students, Gates said. But other public schools can adopt ideas from successful charters.