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Charters: Ten Things Charters Won't Tell You

From the Wall Street Journal's SmartMoney series, no less:

1. We're no better than public schools.

2. Our teachers aren’t certified.

3. Plus, they keep quitting.

4. Students with disabilities need not apply.

5. Separation of church and state? We found a loophole.

6. We don’t need to tell you where your tax dollars are going.

7. We’ll do anything to recruit more kids…

8. …but we’ll push them out if they don’t perform.

9. Success can be bought.

10. Even great teachers can only do so much.

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While the list itself is pretty remarkable (from a Murdoch outlet, no less) but what was the real kicker for me is that the piece is in the Ripoffs section. As in, this is not someplace to put your money.

For readers' consideration regarding charter schools:

http://coopcatalyst.wordpress.com/2010/09/27/the-toll/

I worry that one of the undoings of #edreform will be our staunch disbelief in any substantial change, at all.

Best,
C

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