Posts Tagged ‘ charter schools ’

#ClassroomsFirst is #TotalBS

Feb 24th, 2015 | By

I’d love to have a frank discussion with Arizona voters about education funding. I’d like to know if they really believe more of the same is going to change things or if they just don’t care that we’re in a battle for last place with states like Mississippi. For decades, Republicans have told us that

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The secret behind those ‘Highly Performing’ charter schools

Feb 4th, 2015 | By

Let me start by making a confession. My oldest son attends a BASIS school. BASIS schools are some of those “highly performing charters” that reformers love to use an example of everything that’s right with charter schools, while traditional school advocates use as an example of everything that’s wrong. I suspect the majority of folks

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Just because it’s a charter school doesn’t mean it’s a better school

Jan 18th, 2012 | By
Just because it’s a charter school doesn’t mean it’s a better school

For the last decade, many Arizonans have come to believe “charter” is synonymous with “better.” Our public education system has consistently ranked among the worst in the nation, while media reports have highlighted some successful Arizona charter schools bucking the trends. But now we learn that a large percentage of Arizona’s charter schools aren’t so

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