Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Badass Teachers Association: Charter School Lotteries – Why Most Families Don’t Even Apply by Steven Singer

Badass Teachers Association: Charter School Lotteries – Why Most Families Don’t Even Apply by Steven Singer:

Charter School Lotteries – Why Most Families Don’t Even Apply by Steven Singer


Originally posted at: https://gadflyonthewallblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/03/charter-school-lotteries-why-most-families-dont-even-apply/

Who gets to enroll in your school?
While traditional public schools have to accept any student who meets residency requirements, charter schools can be entirely more selective.
They don’t have to take just any student. They can pick and choose based on pretty much whatever criteria they want.
It’s a situation rife with the potential for fraud and abuse with America’s most vulnerable students often being victimized and huge corporations raking in record profits
Critics say that charter schools routinely accept only the easiest students to educate. They take those with the best academic records, without disciplinary problems or special education needs. This allows them to spend less money to run their schools and claim all their students are doing well because of artificially inflated test scores.
But when critics level such charges against the charter school industry, the most common reply is an appeal to charter school Badass Teachers Association: Charter School Lotteries – Why Most Families Don’t Even Apply by Steven Singer:


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