At Least Ten Percent of Public School Kids Attend a Charter in More Than 200 Districts
School Choice Weekly #197
Charter school enrollment is on the rise, proving, once again, anything is better than traditional public schools:
"Charter school enrollment is continuing to tick upward in cities across the country. And in 208 districts, at least 10 percent of public-school students attended a charter last school year.
That’s according to the annual analysis from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, an advocacy group that tracks the sector of publicly funded, privately run schools. The year before, 190 districts had reached that 10 percent threshold.
It’s a trend line with profound implications for school districts — which often have to reshape themselves as local charter sectors grow, keeping students and funding outside of their purview — as well as teachers unions and families."
If charters are attracting such droves of children, imagine what true choice – where innovation can truly thrive – would bring in the way of families!
IN THIS ISSUE:
School Choice Roundup
- WISCONSIN: Wisconsin’s voucher programs grows by 8 percent.
- CHICAGO: Chicago charter schools unwittingly hire more than 150 teachers with records of misconduct.
- GEORGIA: A Georgia cyber school is so popular, there’s a waiting list.
Common Core and Curriculum Watch
- INTERNSHIPS: Poor and immigrant students in California complete internships in school as part of an innovative program.
- MICHIGAN: Michigan Democrats propose bills to combat state’s “literacy crisis.”
- DOE: The Department of Education rolls back guidelines dictating the education of special-needs students.
- MELANIA: The First Lady made a surprise visit to a Michigan school to talk bullying.
- WILDFIRES: School is disrupted for California families living where wildfires have caused devastation.
- NYC: New York City has a bad track record of firing bad teachers.
- CHICAGO: Chicago Public Schools has lost 10,000 students this year.