The Columbus Dispatch reports that 31 charter schools in Ohio might be ordered to close after Ohio test results are released in August.
But, there is no indication that Ohioan’s are losing enthusiasm for the innovative school choice model of charter schools.
In fact, the same Dispatch article says that as many as 41 new charter school applications are currently under consideration despite the fact that some of the 300 plus charter schools in the state may soon be shut down.
In reality, the situation in Ohio reemphasizes some things we have said all along about charter schools.
First of all, it is clear that some charter schools such as those we have often highlighted in this blog are doing a great job for students. Ohioans know that. This is why the Buckeye State is planning to move forward with more charters at the same time some may have to be closed.
For another thing, unlike typical public schools, which are all we have in Kentucky, when a charter public school doesn’t measure up, it faces appropriate consequences.