A school district hands over the keys to a charter operator with some eye-popping numbers
One of the great things about corporate education reform strategies is how well they work. I mean just glancing out of the window of the EduShyster estate I can see that the achievement gap has already narrowed to a small crevasse. Which is why we need to double down and do even more of the things that are already proving so effective: improving schools by closing them down, investing in kid futures (preferably at a rate of 7% or more) and making sure that our schools are producing the kinds of glossy promotional brochures that kids and parents deserve.
But enough with the tinkering around the edges. We need bold, high octane reforms the damage from which may never be undone.That’s why EduShyster was so pleased with the news that a Michigan city has decided to hand over its entire school district to a for-profit charter operator. With the state’s economy still floundering after 10 straight years of job losses, at least somebody here has finally figured out how to make some money off of Michigan’s last great natural resource, it’s children. Continue reading →