Saturday, January 6, 2018

Why Charters will NEVER Replace Public Schools in NYC

Anybody who thinks charter schools will eventually replace public schools in NYC hasn’t had frank conversations with people who work in the charter sector! The problem of teacher and principal burnout and turnover is actually WORSE in the charter chains than it is in the public schools. Authoritarian management has its price when applied to those who work with children and the most publicized charter chains can’t hold on their best teachers. As a result, children who attend these schools are deprived of the nurturing and mentoring that experienced teachers can provide. The test-factory model has severe limits in creating kind, caring and compassionate citizens. And the most idealistic educators and would be educators who enter the charter chains soon realize what they have gotten themselves into and yearn to escape

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