April 7, 2021 8:19 pm

McKee is right, but he has it backward

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Recently, Gov. McGee was quoted in the Providence Journal. Gov. McGee is absolutely right in his quote, “Now is the time to focus on creating more high quality educational opportunities for all students, not fewer.” Unfortunately, his suggested remedy is backwards. He was quoted in reference to opposing the three-year moratorium on charter schools.

For starters, Rhode Island has been extremely lucky. It has been reported only one charter has failed in this state. The Network for Public Education released a report in 2020 showing charter schools across the United States failed half the time during a 28-year stretch and more than one quarter of them folded within the first five years. Charter schools do not provide the stability America needs in its educational system.

You can read the rest of Mr. Crowley’s op-ed in The Cranston Herald here.