Accountability in Minnesota

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Accountability in Minnesota

Check out the new op-ed from Al Fan of Charter School Partners and NACSA’s Alex Medler on the need for greater accountability for the state’s charter schools.

“A bi-partisan bill is making its way through the Minnesota legislature to close the state’s persistently lowest performing charter schools. The effort is not led by charter school opponents but by charter supporters, who believe that the charter sector holds tremendous promise to help close the nation’s and Minnesota’s appalling achievement gap…
…Closing chronically low-performing charters and providing solid educational options for all Minnesota children is the right thing to do. Let’s have the courage to move forward with this bold initiative as a public service to Minnesota’s least-served children.

Read the whole piece here.

 


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