Foreword: Comments to some statements/"findings"
2, 3, 4.
Meaning: Charter schools do not want to promise good performance.
Meaning: it is not a report, it is promotional booklet.
It's like asking Donald Trump to assess his own performance as the President. The result is obvious.
But if charter schools become less and less different from regular public schools and do not promise exceptional performance, what do they do, what are they need for? What is the mission of the charter schools?
The answer is in the next part of this post.
So, if charter schools are NOT for reforming public education, what are they for?
The real question - how can we make ALL schools be good schools?
It's doable, but it requires a very different type of thinking about education in general and teacher professional development in particular.