Blog Series: Negative Narratives About Charter Schools

For nearly 30 years charter schools have built a track record of success, particularly for low-income children of color in big cities. But individual schools and the system itself have also encountered unpleasant surprises and failures.

The results are a net positive for students, but there is much room for improvement. Separating the facts from the myths about charter schools could help these experiments in pubic education live up to their potential, so we offer this series of blog posts as a baseline for a new, honest discussion about the reality of charter schools in America today. In these blog posts, CRPE authors examine common narratives about charter schools, separate fact from fiction, and highlight legitimate issues that need to be addressed. We hope the series will help clear the air and make room for the next big improvements in both charter schools and public education in general.