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This just in: Charter Schools are NOT the Solution

March 23, 2012

Truthdig writer David Sirota writes in his article “Charter Schools are Not the Silver Bullet” that the results for charter schools do not suggest they are any better or any cheaper than public schools. Now… to be consistent I must point out the the measure being used to determine if charter schools are “better” is…. you guessed it… standardized tests! The beat goes on… how are we ever going to know if your schools are getting better if the only measure we use for their quality is standardized tests?

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  1. Linda Hicks
    March 31, 2012 at 12:54 am

    I believe that preschool & elementary schools should assure parents that their children feel GREAT about themselves and can THINK! That’s my measure of success! A child who has great self esteem & can think is able to take risks in learning.
    Community & parent involvement would complement the school curriculum with programs & home environments that allow children to have success by completing “tasks” that are age & skill level appropriate.
    I always told my parents that it was a triangle: student, parent & teacher. I would include the student in the conference, usually after I spoke with the parents.

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