Like Nails On A Chalkboard

President Obama said exactly this about charter schools tonight:

“And we will expand our commitment to charter schools.”

But judging by the various strong reactions over in The Arena at Politco you’d think that was the subject of the speech…or even just the education part…rather than a single sentence.

2 Replies to “Like Nails On A Chalkboard”

  1. I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt and presume that Diane Ravitch confused charter schools with vouchers. Last time I checked, our charter schools here in the DC still had to meet a ton of local and federal regulations. If there are charter schools somewhere else where the situation is different, I’d love to hear about it (and possibly move there.)

  2. Kevin put it this way on the Quick and the Ed:

    Obama’s forceful position on charter schools is likely to have the same effect, but this time on those who want no forms of choice in public education at all, who reject the idea of letting independent, mostly non-profit organizations run public schools. If you believe, as some people do, that charter schools are nothing more than a stalking horse for the Wal-Mart-ification of public education, you’re in for a long eight years.

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