I always enjoy and article that looks at the whole story. I think this does fairly well.
Charter Schools are kind of a nightmare, not only because I work in the public schools – well that’s about the main reason – but because they kind of have carte blanche with their kids. They can do a lot of stuff.
I think some things have merit. Utilizing parents more effectively is good as is teaching students to be a part of the facility maintenance, which may not be a popular view.
However, charter schools are also better capable to dismiss students who really don’t behave well or have severe learning disabilities. That’s what I’ve seen – kids coming back to the public schools.
And you know what? Bring ’em. I love these kids.