The President gave a big speech about education reform yesterday. He touted his pet project - Race to the Top - and refused to budge.
And he told the great story of a successful charter school.
Larry Ferlazzo, an educator and blogger I follow, reminded us about what the President failed to share about that charter school. Sadly typical of politicians. Here's the link to Larry's post.
This charter school raised its students math and English proficiency levels. At the same time they experienced a 42% student attrition rate. Need me to explain that?
They kicked out the kids that couldn't hack it. This is the untold story of most charter schools.
And Bill Gates, and the President, and Secretary Duncan think they're great.
What if your kid is the one who can't hack it?