Sunday, November 20, 2016

Charter Schools are Here to Stay

The Sunday November 6, 2016 issue of the New York Times had an article about charter schools:  Schools That Work by David Leonhardt.  In 2016 we are 16% of our way through the 21st century and liberals are incredulous that charter schools can work.  The type of schools they say work for underprivileged students are '“high expectations, high support” schools. They devote more of their resources to classroom teaching and less to almost everything else. They keep students in class for more hours. They set high standards for students and try to instill confidence in them.'

That an elitist school like M.I.T. and an elitist newspaper like the New York Times are willing to admit that charter schools can work is  quite a breakthrough.

Charter schools are here to stay.  They should have wider application than underprivileged student.  Charter schools have the potential to help all students to excel.