Grand rhetoric and promises that are not realised are the order of the day for charterisation. Failures are papered over, successes exaggerated, and public schools demonised. All of this to push charter schools over public schools.
Ask yourself why anyone would do this.
Who does it serve?
And my advice… follow the money.
After 9 years, only 4 of the 107 schools taken over by the Recovery School District and made into charters are above the state average.
Now parents have to enter a lottery for a school place and hope for the best. Their children can be bused all over the city. One mother is reported to have 5 children in 5 different schools. She did not choose this. The system forced it upon her.
Who Does Charterisation Serve?
Charterisation has not brought choice or improvement. Nothing has improved. The promise of a better system was a lie. The promise of choice was a lie. The only people to benefit here are those running the charter schools.
A Perfect Storm: The Takeover of New Orleans Public Schools reveals the real story behind the creation of the USA’s first all-charter school district.
“The lie is simply this: ‘We want you to have choice…. But we are going to
set the parameters of the choice and then convince you you have it’.”
~ Steve Monaghan, President, L.A. Federation of Teachers
Selling charter schools as the great hope while all the time undermining public schools should act as a red flag to parents.
Again, ask yourself why anyone would do this and who it serves.