It might come as a shock to some, but, temperamentally, I’m conservative, at least when it comes to things that are critical. One of those things is education. So when I read in The Boston Globe that various groups want to increase the number of students in charter schools and also the number of charter schools (currently, about four percent of students attend charter schools), I really fail to understand why. Massachusetts, year in and year out, does incredibly well, if not leading the nation, on the NAEP tests. Likewise, if MA were a country, it would beat, hands down, all of Europe and much of Asia.
Edukashun: UR DOING IT RITE! Are there things that could be done better? I’m sure there are, but massively expanding MA’s charter schools would be a solution in search of a problem. Why muck with something that’s working pretty well?