Charters Cause Chaos
Charter school opponents predict chaos if public schools are run by independent organizations. Then, when the charters gain market share, it’s funny to watch opponents search for the panic and confusion. This is the best they could come up with in the New York Times today:
Publicly financed but managed by independent boards, charters are not bound by the city’s calendar. Still, even though the parents might be accustomed to having class when the city system is on holiday, the cellphones of the school’s leaders were flooded with confused calls.
People didn’t know whether there was school or not because the calendar for charters isn’t standardized! Good thing the phone lines were still up. Charters haven’t managed to shut down all methods of communication … yet.