UGA professor: Make every school a charter school

Make every school a charter school, rather than only those presently designated.   This change would have a number of positive effects. Teachers in the present accountability era have become deeply discouraged because decision-making has been taken out of their hands and placed under the authority of people with little experience in schools. Test-developers, policymakers, and politicians believe that endless batteries of standardized tests will make both teachers and students accountable. The more tests, they seem to believe, the more accountable the schools will be, and the clearer it will be who is teaching well and who is not.

6/8/2010, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia

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