Chartering The Future.
We are well aware of the huge mess that is our public school system. I've talked a lot about the fact that I think all schools should be chartered and be judged by their success.
Isn't that the fair way to educate our kids? If the school does it's job, and kids perform well, it gets money. If it fails, the school should be closed.
It can never be that simple, but we're seeing several charter schools pop up around the state, and their results have met or exceeded those of most public schools in the state.
I got a chance to talk with Ann Marie Gurney, who has two kid
s in an online charter school that is giving kids an education that is well above the academic average at our public schools, with what we've been told is a 40-50 to 1 student-teacher ratio.
Sounds like they have the right formula for success.