"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Charter schools harm students

Remediation costs from charter high school “graduates” getting into college, but not having basic proficiency are astronomical both in terms of economics, and in demoralizing students. Education legal scholars like Robert D. Skeels have called for wealthy charter school executives and their unelected boards of directors to be held personally liable for the damages both to individual students, and to society at large. The costs of putting charter greed before student need are grave. It’s time to end the racist and classist “school choice” project.

Source http://asd.calstate.edu

1 comment:

  1. Maybe if more parents started to sue school systems for educational malpractice (public or charter) this whole mess might just go away. It is awful that children graduate from high school with decent grades and then have to take remedial math and ELA before they can take an actual college class. It all smells pretty fishy to me and I don't know if it's the college that is greedy or if it's the high school curriculum of test prep. The same 2 classes that always need remediation are the same 2 subjects that are continually tested under Common Core.