Weak On Charters

Illinois gets a "C" from the Center for Education Reform for its state charter law, and is falling nationally compared to other states, to 28th from 24th.  CER via Illinois Loop.  The full report "Raising the Bar: Charter School Law 2006 Ranking and
Scorecard" is available from The Center for Education Reform.

My charter school wish list?  Thanks for asking.  An increase in the cap so that Chicago kids can get exposed to some of the ideas that have worked in other places.  A requirement that charter schools get measured identically to district schools.  A few charters authorized by someone besides the Board.  How about a union-run charter school while we're at it? 

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