Charter Schools: A Few Bad Apples, Or a Whole Barrel?
Predictably, the professional charter cheerleaders rushed to disavow all that Oliver had uncovered. Here a statement from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, as reported by Valerie Strauss in The Washignton Post [all emphases in this post are mine]:
Nelson Smith, Senior Adviser to the National Association of Charter School Authorizers and former CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, feels likewise:
Why, it's just not fair for Oliver to focus on the "bad apples" -- look at KIPP! It's thereal representative of the charter sector! Sure, we need to get rid of those few bad actors, Jersey Jazzman: Charter Schools: A Few Bad Apples, Or a Whole Barrel?: