Setting the Record Straight on Charter Schools

Guest Column: Setting the record straight on charter schools during National Charter Schools Week

[The Rock River Times, 05/05/2014] - Americans are fans of fantasy and myth — the resounding success of franchises like Twilight and Harry Potter offer strong evidence to support this claim. But when it comes to our education system, Americans must learn to distinguish fact from fiction.

This is especially true of our nation’s charter schools. Despite the fact that more than 2.5 million children are served by more than 6,500 charter schools across the country, the majority of Americans have been swayed by tall tales and misinformation about the role of charter schools in our public education system.