Policy Documents

Confronting the Critics: Myths and Facts about Charter Schools in Maine

Stephen Bowen –
July 20, 2009

Stephen Bowen discusses myths about charter schools pushed by Maine opponents, including that they would increase costs, reduce local control, allow uncertified teachers, would let schools convert to them and thus ditch union contracts, and be unnecessary because the state already allows alternative schools. He reiterates research demonstrating that charter schools allow necessary flexibility and cost containment.