Study Casts Doubt on Strength of Charter Managers
Author Says Final Text Eased Negative Findings on CMOs
A report from Education Sector raises questions about the ability of charter schools and charter-management organizations to scale up as dramatically as their supporters might hope.
“The extraordinary demands of educating disadvantaged students to higher standards, the challenges of attracting the talent required to do that work, the burden of finding and financing facilities, and often aggressive opposition from the traditional public education system have made the trifecta of scale, quality, and financial sustainability hard to hit,” concludes the report, “Growing Pains: Scaling Up the Nation’s Best Charter Schools.”
As hard-hitting as the findings seem to be, the report is at the center of a controversy over whether the final text—released by the Washington think tank on...
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