Closing Bad Schools Is Exactly What Is Supposed To Happen
Two failing charter schools in Saint Louis City will be closed at the end of this school year. You may remember the St. Louis Post-Dispatch‘s somewhat sordid saga of Imagine Schools that was recently published.
It might sound harsh, but this is exactly what is supposed to happen with charter schools: We should let the good ones flourish and try to replicate their success, and close schools that are not meeting students’ needs.
Just because a school is a charter school does not guarantee student academic success. It is important to close failing schools, whether they are traditional public schools or charter schools. Nobody benefits from keeping open a school that is failing its students.
For more on the Imagine closings, check out our latest Show-Me video below.