Bill Phillis of the Ohio Coalition for Equity & Adequacy–a retired educator who served as deputy commissioner of education for the state of Ohio- asks the question that is the title of this post.
And he answers:
What educational opportunities do charters provide that would not exist if there were no charters?
Sometimes public school advocates say, “I don’t have a problem with charters, but…” A short quiz is an appropriate way to think about what the charter industry has contributed to the improvement of educational opportunities and results.
ο What innovations and best practices have Ohio charters demonstrated that are worthy of replication in the real public school system?
ο What additional and/or high quality educational opportunities are charters providing for regular, disadvantaged, career/technical students and those with disabilities that are not available in the real public school system?
ο What extracurricular activities do charter schools offer that the…
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