In the four years since schools were shuttered in an effort to protect students from the onset of COVID-19, public education has been placed under a microscope and turned into a major […]
Achieve School Choice Guide: How civil rights activist Howard Fuller became a champion of school choice
As a longtime civil rights activist and education reformer, Howard Fuller has seen his support for school choice spark both controversy and confusion. That’s because it aligns him with polarizing […]
The three schools were initially approved to open in 2019, but were unable to move forward because of the charter cap.
Aldeman: Indianapolis charters saw faster progress in reading and math than neighboring district schools despite spending $8,000 less per pupil.
About 1% of all students surveyed went to schools where fewer than half the teachers met all state certification requirements. In those schools, 66% of students were Black or Latino.
The evidence is similarly clear that student engagement and learning flourish with greater exposure to authentic learning experiences that blur the line between classroom and community. When students have choice, […]
Houston, TX – October 9, 2023 – A report released last week from the Philadelphia School District (PSD) claimed it found no bias against its Black-led charter schools. Despite this finding, the Freedom Coalition for Charter Schools (FCCS) underscored that the report did find several authorizing issues including but not limited to a lack of district transparency, inherent conflicts of interest involving board members and school leaders, and disproportionate closure of Black-led charter schools. Furthermore, FCCS is deeply troubled by the continuation of evaluating and closing Black-led schools, even as the investigation was ongoing.
The following statement was issued by FCCS in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on affirmative action in college admissions: “Despite the opinions of the conservative U.S. Supreme Court […]
Culture wars from the fringes, preaching to their loudest bases, who do not reflect the opinions of the majority of American voters, are co-opting our TV screens and social media […]
Over the course of the latest season, charter schools have been mentioned several times. Often, the show’s mischaracterizations of these unique public schools have made me raise an eyebrow because […]