Hedgetoad notes* that several bills authorizing the establishment of charter schools are making their way through the Washington legislature (that’s the west coast state, not the east coast city). She also makes a very good point about the quality of charters.
Are charter school a good thing? Having seen them with my own two eyes (and not someone else’s rhetoric), all I can honestly say is that it’s a mixed bag. Some are good, some are bad, it’s really dependant on who is in charge and how well they are able to get everyone involved in making the school a success. Oddly, this is exactly the same forumla for sucess in a public school or private school. Go figure.
* She has no permalinks so look for the posting from March 3.