Evidence Keeps On Growing: Charter Schools Cannot Be Successfully Regulated


Can charter schools be regulated to protect the public interest, or is it time for a moratorium on new charter schools and ultimately the phase out of the ones we have?  Here are two articles—one digging deeper into abuses in the federal Charter Schools Program and the other about the failure of one state government to oversee charter schools.  Both were published over the weekend by the Washington Post‘s Valerie Strauss.  Together they will convince you it is time to terminate an unregulated education sector gone mad.

In the first piece, Strauss publishes Carol Burris’s new analysis: Florida’s Charter-School Sector is a Real Mess. Burris is the executive director of the Network for Public Education (NPE). Her new exploration of scandalous misuse of Charter Schools Program money in Florida is an extension of the Network for Public Education’s new report, Asleep at the Wheel, which examines federal…

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