It’s Charter Scam Week again, and we can conclude that charter advocacy has revealed itself in the following ways:
- Charter advocacy cannot be about improving student achievement since charter school consistently have a range of outcomes similar to public and even private schools once student populations are considered.
- Charter advocacy cannot be concerned about resegregation of schools by race and class since charter schools are significantly segregated.
- Charter advocacy is a thinly veiled attempt to introduce school choice as “parental choice” despite the U.S. public mostly being against school choice.
- Charter advocacy is tolerating at best and perpetuating at worst schools for “other people’s children”—a system that subjects minority and high-poverty children to limited learning experiences, extensive test-prep, and authoritarian/abusive disciplinary policies.
- Charter advocacy chooses to ignore that charters underserve some the most challenging students, ELL and special needs students.
- Charter advocacy also ignores that nothing about “charterness” distinguishes charter from public schools.
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