Does it matter who operates America’s public schools?
That’s a central question in the national debate about education and the movement to find alternatives to school districts that are publicly funded and operated. While charter schools are publicly funded, they are privately operated and are not required in most places to be as transparent as publicly operated schools. The public also has no say in the operations of private and public schools that accept publicly funded vouchers.
This post, written by Carol Burris and Diane Ravitch, looks at the issue of governance and why it matters who is in charge.
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