For charter schools, recently it’s been bad news galore

“The charter movement has not died and gone away; it’s just popping up with new names and new forms of privatization,” said Lisa Guisbond, executive director of Citizens for Public Schools, a Boston-based advocacy organization that opposes charter schools. “The diehard supporters [of charter schools] and the effort to privatize public education seems to be going into a stealth mode.”

Outdated formula yields have and have-not schools

“Massachusetts will continue to receive accolades for its public education system, as it enables some students to thrive. However, to be a truly great system, we must be great for all… From my time in both districts, I perceive large differences in resource allocation, especially in terms of access to classroom materials, class size, elective classes, and access to support staff such as counselors.”