Debunked: Charter school myths you can hear in Kentucky

Here is a discussion about some common myths about charter schools. This comes from people involved with these innovative, public schools of choice in Philadelphia. Students in a Philadelphia charter high schools benefit from results like zero dropout rates and 97 to 100 percent college going rates. No wonder members of the Philadelphia teachers union…

School choice for Kentucky: How much more evidence do we need to look at???

During the Kentucky Legislature’s Interim Joint Education Committee hearings on school choice and charter schools for Kentucky on November 10, 2014, one Kentucky state senator said he first needed to do more research, including digging into such things as terrible performance at Lexington’s William Wells Brown Elementary School. But, how much more research can we…

Why Kentucky needs charter schools: Wayne Lewis, Ph.D.

Wayne Lewis knows a lot about charter schools. He also knows a lot about the public education situation for Kentucky’s racial minorities, and he isn’t happy with what he sees happening to the state’s children of color. Lewis isn’t just upset with Louisville’s schools, either. In his comments to the Kentucky Legislature’s Interim Joint Education…