In a recent article in the Washington Post, reporter Michael Alison Chandler shared a policy report by Progressive Policy Institute. The report focuses on public schools becoming a charters as a strategy to change low-performing schools to high-performers. (see article and report links below)
If Chancellor Kaya Henderson has her way, she would like charters to be the tool to turn around low-performing D.C. public schools. Charters have autonomy to create programs to meet students’ needs and make adjustments as need to produce successful scholars.
“If the chancellor would like to have more flexibility, it does not mean that all of a sudden schools will become charter schools, nor should they,” said. D.C. Council member David Grosso, chairman of the education committee.
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