Lisa Haver, Parent Activist in Philadelphia, writes here about how it takes years and millions of dollars to close failing charter schools. The public must pay the cost of challenging the charter and pay the cost of defending the charter. The charter operator gets a free ride for failing. Only the taxpayers and students lose.
Why is it easy to close a public school but hard to close a charter school? One guess: charter lobbyists wrote the state law.
Lisa Haver writes:
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