Andrew Rotherham, co-founder and partner at Bellwether Education Partners, hadrecently which emphasized the strong demonstrated public support for charter schools and the growing body of evidence for the benefits of many charter schools across the country. The ongoing national debate on charters would benefit, he writes, from both side acknowledging these facts going forward.
Keeping the house clean
Rotherham, in his editorial, makes sure to note that charter achievement and policy are not perfect and that poor performers and bad policy must be dealt with wherever they occur. Editors in Cleveland opined similarly when theywhich, by some interpretations, might allow low-performing charters to access funds via the new Quality Community Schools Support program.
Antagonism between traditional districts and charter schools is still alive and well, unfortunately. You just have to witness thebetween Columbus City Schools and the United Schools Network to see it in action.
A bit of good news
The Elyria Chronicle had a really nice article this week looking atknown as OTES 2.0. It is planned to roll out the new framework statewide in the 2020-2021 school year.