The alleged miracle corporate charters schools that are not miracles. It’s all a lie, a sham, a shell game.
Do you believe in miracles? Do you want to believe that a charter chain—unlike public schools— can graduate every student, no matter what their economic status, and send them on to college? We all want to believe in heroic teachers and miracle schools. The reality is often not as impressive in the cold light of day. Incremental change is a stabler, more reliable base for lasting change but it is not so exciting as miracles.
Along comes Jersey Jazzman to debunk the latest miracle charter story promoted by the New York Daily News.
The story and follow-up editorial cited this statistic about Democracy Prep Charter High Schools:
“According to the network, last year 189 of the 195 seniors in its three high schools that had graduating classes went on to college. And although the sample size is small (the network has graduated fewer than 400 students), the network estimates that…
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