- Mar 2012
- New Hampshire
Well that was the origins of the charter school movement, which ironically hails from the very progressive left.There is more too it as well. The failing schools in our inner cities have as much to do with the parents as the school. You have parents who don't value education who outnumber those who do.
To alleviate that charters schools and vouchers are the answer. Why keep kids in failing schools who want to learn? Why fight against charter schools and vouchers?
"The charter school idea in the United States was originated in 1974 by Ray Budde, a professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Albert Shanker, President of the American Federation of Teachers, embraced the concept in 1988, when he called for the reform of the public schools by establishing "charter schools" or "schools of choice."Gloria Ladson-Billings called him "the first person to publicly propose charter schools." At the time, a few schools already existed that were not called charter schools but embodied some of their principles, such as H-B Woodlawn. "
Charter schools in the United States - Wikipedia