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 send their own children to charter schools!
Meanwhile, thousands of Bluegrass State children, especially the poor and minority kids, continue to be under-served by our one-size-must-fit-all, traditional school system. Things have not improved that much for our minority kids since KERA was enacted almost a quarter of a century ago. It’s time for new ideas in Kentucky’s public schools and time to stop listening to myths that block such real change from happening.