Hmm, that’s one way to look at it…


“All too often, supporters and opponents of charter schools claim that bad charter schools don’t close,” said Jeanne Allen, president of The Center for Education Reform. “The truth is charter schools that don’t measure up are closing at a rate of 15 percent. Regrettably, the same can’t be said for traditional public schools.”

— from Charter School Closure Rate Tops 15%


This is classic “marketplace” thinking that really isn’t. It’s like when GM was making lemons and having to repair cars before they even left the factory. The idea isn’t to close “broken” schools, it’s to make sure they’re designed and implemented well enough in the first place so that it isn’t necessary to “fix” or “recall” them.

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