It’s a bit of twisted logic for charter advocates to turn their back on President Trump’s support for charter school in order to ingratiate themselves with anti-charter foes.
“It would be much more valuable for me, frankly, if [the president] just said he hates charter schools,” said Caprice Young, chief executive officer and superintendent of the Magnolia network of charter schools. “The fact that Trump supports charter schools gives the opposition… an opportunity to equate charter schools with the things that Trump cares about, that most Californians are opposed to.”
Source: Trump Backs California Charter Schools, But the Feeling Isn’t Mutual | The California Report | KQED News
Betsy DeVos, the U.S. education secretary, is no doubt thrilled with a new report showcasing the best public high schools in the country. Michigan’s top 3 schools are charters: Wellspring Preparatory, Arbor Preparatory and Black River Public School.
Source: Editor’s note: Charters shine on national report
“All charter schools are not-for-profit,” Rep. Bob Cortes, R-Altamonte Springs.
Source: Are all Florida charter schools not-for-profit? | PolitiFact Florida
U.S. News & World Report just released its rankings of the nation’s top high schools and the best in each state. In Michigan, the top three schools were public charter schools. Yet Democratic legislators proposed wiping them out.
Source: Top 3 Public Schools in Michigan Are Charter Schools [Michigan Capitol Confidential]
MONTGOMERY — Rep. Terri Collins, R-Decatur, said legislation she is sponsoring will clarify and make requested changes to the state’s charter school law.
Source: Charter school change legislation advances | State Capital | decaturdaily.com