Lefties should learn to love Charter schools for the same reasons Liberals in America should because…
- President Obama is a strong supporter of charter schools, and many prominent progressives are now associated with Democrats for Education Reform, a left-leaning group that supports charters.
- Our Lefties like the Liberals have been fed cherry-picked statistics which misrepresent the significant advances taking place.
- Charter Schools are public/state schools despite propaganda from unions and their supporters suggesting otherwise.
- Charter Schools that are run by experienced and widely-respected charter operators—not only beat traditional public schools serving students in the same demographic, they often outperform them by 20, 30, or even 50 points on many metrics.( The three Auckland Charters I visited for my series on Charter schools are all run by operators with many, many years of experience in education as well as a strong track record of success. )
- The biggest beneficiaries have been African-American children.( The high school graduation rate nationally for black students is 59 percent. In New Orleans, it’s 65 percent, which is also much higher than the state average.)