Charter schools often provide a safer, better alternative to traditional public schools. That’s good. Charter schools also destroy private schools, decrease educational options, pull private-school students into the government education system and thereby add significant new costs to taxpayers.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
The downside of charter schools
When it comes to the various forms of school choice, this blog has generally been a big tent (note, for example, the many posts under the labels "Charter Schools" and "Virtual Schools"). But Cato Institute scholar Adam Schaeffer pointed out something yesterday that I think needs to be highlighted: