Monday, November 5, 2012

An Urban Teacher's Education: What Voters in Washington State Can Learn from Charter Schools in Washington, DC

An Urban Teacher's Education: What Voters in Washington State Can Learn from Charter Schools in Washington, DC:
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What Voters in Washington State Can Learn from Charter Schools in Washington, DC

The following essay and commentary is from Retired Public School Teacher Erich Martel, of the Washington, DC Public School System. His writing previously appeared on this blog here. You can contact Erich with questions or comments at ehmartel@starpower.net.

Charter Expansion (Ballot Initiative I-1240) Will Harm, Not Help, Public School Students in Washington State:  Insights from the Other Washington, the Washington (DC) Public Schools
  • Charter schools are private schools on the public dole:
  • Unlike real public schools, they are not obligated to keep and teach the students they enroll
  • They boost their standardized test scores and graduation rates by transferring unwanted students back to the real public school system or LEA.

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