Charters As a Solution?

Nelson Smith

The restructuring provisions in No Child Left Behind (NCLB) are a Rorschach test for charter supporters. To the Market Optimists, the six brief paragraphs of NCLB Section 1116 look like the greatest growth opportunity ever. “Reopening the school as a public charter school” is Option #1 on the list of NCLB’s restructuring alternatives.All those dysfunctional schools, “needing improvement” for years, all prior remedies exhaustedùwhere else would parents turn but to charter schools?