Standing up to (Elected) Bullies

The quote of the day comes from The Columbus Dispatch‘s editorial “Preserve Choice:

On March 16, Gov. Ted Strickland lashed out against educational alternatives for Ohio’s schoolchildren, saying charter schools have been a “dismal failure” and that vouchers are “undemocratic.”

But the dismal failure he should have talked about is the one that continues in so many conventional public schools. After all, this is the original sin that led to the creation of charter schools and voucher programs. The Cleveland Municipal School District met none of the 25 state measures of performance in the 2005-06 district report card. Columbus Public Schools met just five; Dayton City Schools, one.

We covered this issue before here.

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