08/17/2004: More Bushit:
You won't find the bAdministration touting the test scores. They like charter schools. The test scores tell us charter schools aren't working.
Once hailed as a kind of free-market solution offering parents an escape from moribund public schools, elements of the charter school movement have prompted growing concern in recent years. Around the country, more than 80 charter schools were forced to close, largely because of questionable financial dealings and poor performance, said Luis Huerta, a professor at Columbia University Teachers College. In California, the state's largest charter school operator has just announced the closing of at least 60 campuses, The Los Angeles Times reported on Monday, stranding 10,000 children just weeks before the start of the school year.I'm not surprised. Free markets aren't a universal panacea.
Len on 08.17.04 @ 12:27 PM CST