Charter schools are proven to benefit the students and families in attendance, with higher satisfaction, higher rates of graduation and 4-year college attendance, and even higher rates of voter registration among it’s students. But, like Brett Peiser, Dacia Toll and Richard Barth state in the NY Daily News, people, and more specifically many of the presidential candidates, “talk about charters as if they are the enemy of public education.”
Why? Are charters the cause or even a catalyst behind traditional public schools issues? Does removing charter schools from the public school system solve the problem?
One thing these candidates leave out is that charter schools are public schools. They’re accountable and transparent and free. They don’t choose their student body. That’s where Lotterease contributes to Fair and Transparent Enrollment Lotteries for all children. They’re forward-thinking. They are public schools. And they’re an ally of the quality public education parents and children are looking for.
Do these candidates and charter school opponents really see taking good schools from children and placing them back in the zipcode-mandated schools they chose to leave because of bullying or poor teachers or one-size-fits-all curriculum as a win?
Charter schools were created with the idea of improving education for all. To put the children, not the rhetoric, first.