L.A. Times Charter School Debate
For the past few days, the L.A. Times has run a three–part debate about charter schools. It’s written in a point-counterpoint format by Lisa Snell, director of education and child welfare at the Reason Foundation, and Ralph E. Shaffer, professor emeritus of history at Cal Poly Pomona.
Be sure to read each of the three installments:
- How much freedom do charter schools deserve?
- Who do charters educate?
- Are charters a drain on traditional public schools?
This is the kind of debate that’s actually worth having — one that relies on data and careful argumentation, rather than bluster and hand-waving.