Traditional public school districts hold a monopoly over the financing and ownership of public education facilities. With rare exceptions, public charter schools have no legal claim to these buildings. This monopoly is an accident of history.
The report is a clear analysis of Missouri's charter school sector. It offers recommendations to improve the quality of schools by creating rigorous approval systems that will allow for accountable, high-performing public charter schools.
On Friday, September 25th, the Alliance submitted formal comments on the Department of Education's statement of proposed requirements for School Improvement Grants under the ARRA of 2009. The Department has outlined an ambitious turn around strategy under these proposed requirements.
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.