Myths About Charter Schools
I read a great opinion piece in the Detroit News today by Kara Kerwin who is president of The Center for Education Reform..
The piece centered around dispelling the myths about Charter schools perpetrated by the Charter School Haters or I should say teacher union supporters.
Some of the myths and the real facts are as follows:
- According to a 2013 survey from the Center for Education Reform (CER) only 20% of Americans knew that Charter Schools are actually public schools.
- Charter schools only cull from the best of the student population. Well only 45% are white as opposed to 52.5% being white in traditional public schools and 61% of the student population are on free or reduced lunch.
- Charter schools are less regulated than traditional public schools, well charter schools have more oversight and evaluation than traditional schools.
Just a few myths that have been dispelled by the facts.