He said the success of charters
in the Los Angeles Unified School District is fueling its growth, with the district approving more than 100 charters
-- the most of any district in the nation -- and 30 more slated to open this fall.
It's also troubling that the negative effect of charters
that they report depends upon charter
After all, the only credible organizations that were pushing charters
were like-minded, conservative think-tank organizations (Pioneer Institute, Empire Foundation, et al.
are now an established feature of the public education system that isn't going to go away.
The 145-foot "Lady Joy" is now completing a major refit, and will be offered for charters
when Rich is not using her.
Most of them started out as extremely low-performing, with higher poverty rates and a much higher proportion of black students than other charters
and public schools.
Snell once helped sell the Twin Ridges Elementary School District on the Waldorf charter
, but now she's battling in court to stop the flow of tax dollars to the Waldorf charters
A handful of cities now find 15-20 percent of their kids enrolled in charters
The director of an ultra-conservative San Francisco think tank asked why he was so worried about faith-based charters
being publicly accountable.
This has in some cases forced many charter
schools to close or turn away students -- many charters
have waiting lists of up to thousands of students that cannot be accommodated due to ongoing facilities constraints.
Ten years into the charter
school movement, founders of successful charters
have begun replicating their schools in the communities they serve.
Despite the rapid growth in the number of charter
schools in the state, the 12,000 students enrolled in charters
in 1999-2000 represented just 1 percent of North Carolina's 1.
are one option for students in low-performing schools who want to transfer to better schools.
Instead of regulating how charters
teach, states are supposed to judge by results: Are students learning?
In addition to Los Angeles Unified, Oakland Unified was another major urban area to see its charter
schools demonstrate higher growth rates than non-charters